China offers explanation about UFO experts’ conclusion: ‘it was just a plane’by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Aug. 05, 2010, under Life, UFOs
According to China Daily, the incident on July 7th that caused the Xiaoshan Airport to shutdown is not that uncommon in China.
Billionaire private plane owners like Xu Weijie violate flight regulations all the time.
The fines that Xu pays for flying one of his eleven private planes illegally doesn’t make a dent in his enormous pocketbook.
China’s rich would rather pay a fine than go through the painstakingly complex process for a single flight, causing much frustration for everyone else.
Xu’s flying has caused many flights to be diverted or delayed. This past April is a good case in point. Xu’s trip to a tourism resort in Zhejang caused flights to be diverted or delayed at two Shanghai airports: Pudong and Honqiao.
Xu has been ‘punished’ for his actions, which is merely a slap on the hand. On one of his trips, his plane was temporarily taken over by local civil aviation administration (it’s okay, he has ten more planes) and he was fined the equivalent of $4,300 (USD).
Xu’s not alone in the sky. There are many more of these these defiant billionaires. China Daily reports that there are 200 planes owned by billionaires who regularly fly illegally.
There are two types of private plane owners they say, those who report to the aviation departments and those who don’t.
Xu’s excuse for illegal flying: “China’s laws only regulate public planes and military planes, and there are no specific rules regarding private planes.”
On July 7th, Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan International Airport was shut down with 20 flights diverted due to an illegally flying private plane.
That does explain the incident. Sort of.
If airports in China are regularly inconvenienced by flying billionaires, then why would Xiaoshan airport officials and the Chinese media deem the object a ‘UFO’? Additionally, why would it take a team of UFO experts to finally identify the object that shut down an entire airport as a private plane?
We wanted an explanation and we got one. It’s a good one.
At least it wasn’t a “weather balloon” this time.