STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE
On the night of July 30, 2021, a Canadian military transport out of Trenton, Ont., and a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight heading from Boston to Amsterdam both reported an unidentified flying object over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
According to the Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System, report No. 2021A0440, the two aircraft called in “a bright green flying object.”
“It flew into a cloud, then disappeared,” said the single-page document. “No impact to operations.
“CFC4003 was at F300 [30,000 feet] and thought it was flying; while KLM618 was at F400 and thought it was space debris. There was no indication of the direction of movement, speed or any identifying marks.”