Passengers on an airline over the north of England were baffled when a man ‘flew’ past their aircraft at 3,500 feet.
The Airbus 320 was over Macclesfield as it came in to land at Manchester Airport when people on board noticed something whiz past the left-hand side of the plane.
Pilots and passengers were mystified to see a ‘flying man’ shoot past the aircraft less than 100m away, with pilots saying nothing appeared on the radar and further checks failing to show any paragliders, parachutists or balloonists in the area.
‘They first sighted the object a few hundred metres in the 11 o’clock position 200 to 300ft above,’ said the Airprox Board, which deals with near-misses.
The mystery flying man has been dubbed the ‘Macclesfield Superman’ (Picture: Warner Bros)
‘It passed down the left-hand side of the aircraft at 100 to 200m.
‘The crew only saw it fleetingly, there was no time to take avoiding action and they based their assumptions on it being a person under a canopy. But neither can remember seeing a canopy.’
Despite the incident happening on 13 June, investigators have failed to yield any real results about the man, who has been dubbed the ‘Macclesfield Superman’.
‘It’s a complete and utter mystery,’ aviation expert Chris Yates told MailOnline.
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