A report by the UK Airprox Board has come to light, describing an incident in Newcastle’s airspace in November of last year involving an airplane and a “unknown object.”

The crew of a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft, the RAF Atlas, noticed a moving object down the right side of their aircraft at 1 p.m. on November 16. In Tyne and Wear, they were flying over Currock Hill.

The object, initially thought to be a drone by the crewmembers, then passed level across the windows of the flight deck, only a few feet away from the wing tip.