A Model for Investigating UAP Events – Episode 182
The discussion of unidentified anomalous phenomena – UAP – continues as Todd and John look at the record of JAL Flight 1628. The 1986 UAP event was investigated in detail by the FAA. The investigation could serve as a model for how the U.S. government could systematically examine current UAP events.
The event involved a large unknown craft that was seen by the flight crew and tracked by radar. It was larger than anything that was known to be able to fly at the height and speed that was documented.
The FAA documented and shared findings with government officials. No public information was shared on any further analysis or conclusions.
Todd and John also answer a viewer’s question about how to become an NTSB investigator. They share a range of opportunities, including building a career in air accident investigation within the FAA, other U.S. government agencies, the military, private industry, and academia.
- Flight Safety Digest: An Unfortunate Pattern in U.S. Domestic Jet Accident (Barnett and Curtis)
- Aeronautical Information Manual
- Flight Safety Foundation report on 1995 E3 birdstrike accident
- NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System
- target=”_blank”National UFO Reporting Center
- com resources on JAL 1628 UAP event