ATHENS -- Tapes have been released between Olympic Airlines respected pilots - one bound for Britain - and airport control tower staff in the skies over Athens. But, the recordings were hushed up by the Greek authorities who claimed what the pilots saw was just the planet Venus. The incident was seen by staff on board three jets on February 10, 2009.
The official aviation authority report - leaked to the Greek media - has only just been made public. The report says the captain of Olympic Airways flight 266 from Athens to London spotted an extremely unusual object moving erratically to the west of Athens. The object was star-like in appearance however much brighter and larger with a constantly shifting shape. Meanwhile the captains of Olympic Airways flights 730 to Kos and 700 to Rhodes reported the SAME THING.
The sighting was then confirmed by Athens Airport control tower, whose employees observed the object moving towards Karystos, a small town on the Greek island of Euboea. At this point the Greek Air Force was contacted. Air force chiefs confirmed they too were visually monitoring the object travelling at incredible speed from their radar station at the top of Parintha Mountain near Athens. The air force radar station later described the UFO as large, of an unusual shape and very bright -- and staff were also requested to photograph the craft. Two F-16s were then sent up to intercept the UFO. The object then shot off at incredible speed skyward and the jets failed to indentify anything. Both staff at the Athens Airport and the Parintha Mountain Air Force Radar Unit later confirmed they clearly observed the object.