Mystery Craft Frightens Quincy Residents
For the past ten days, a low flying aircraft has been buzzing the city of Quincy, Massachusetts – frightening residents as it flies in loops in the sky from dusk until dawn.
http://patrickrhone.com/As locals reach out to city officials for answers, none appear to be forthcoming. Even the city council and the Mayor himself are in the dark. The FAA has refused to tell anyone what is going on, only that they are aware of the craft and
“It’s frustrating, it really is,” says City Councillor Brian Palmucci about his conversation with the FAA. “I specifically asked, ‘Is it a law enforcement flight? Can we tell people that?’
He said ‘no we can’t tell you that.’
Well then I asked that when folks call me can I at least tell them that it is something that they shouldn’t worry about, it’s something they shouldn’t be concerned with. He said, ‘I can’t tell you that.'”
FAA will only say that they know about the craft, and they claim it is not a drone. With that said, the extreme length of time that the craft has been observed in flight (some have said they witnessed it flying for more than 12 hours at a time) makes some residents skeptical that it could be a manned aircraft.
And then there’s that troubling noise. From chemistry assignment help online:
“This strong humming sound as you look up and you go, ‘Oh there she goes again.’ It goes all the way around, comes all the way back, keeps going at 5 o’clock in the morning,” one resident told WBZ NewsRadio.
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FAA spokesman Jim Peters said, “we have to be very careful this time” concerning information.
Even the Mayor has been kept in the dark. “We’re as frustrated as our constituents,” said Mayor Tom Koch, “we’d like to be able to give our citizens some answers, but we don’t have any answers.”
Photos have now been released of the craft in question. It appears to be a Cessna single-engine airplane. The question as to why it has been tormenting Quincy residents remains a mystery, as the FAA continues to stay mum on the issue.
According to Boston.com:
The tail number, N906TM, which can be seen in one photo, is registered to a company called RKT Productions. The only information that could be found on the company is a post office box in Bristow, Va.
A spokesman for the nearest airport, Manassas Regional Airport, had never heard of the company and said the plane did not fly out of that airport.
But Quincy residents say there is more than one aircraft flying overhead.
“There’s definitely more than one plane,” said Jennifer Azevedo-Andre, who lives in Merrymount. “[There’s] the one we could get a picture of. The other one has a dark blue belly. My husband is a pilot…the Cessna can only fly for seven to eight hours, so there is definitely another plane that comes to relieve it.”
Residents have not seen the tail number on the second plane.
Meanwhile, locals are growing more and more uneasy by the unwanted noise and unnerving nature of the FAA response to the airplanes.
“It was basically every day, and … I’d notice it when I woke up in the morning. And I go to bed late and at 1 a.m., still going, 2 a.m., 3 a.m., and I want to go to sleep but I can’t. Even with the windows closed, you could hear this thing,” says Michael Gundersen, a Wollaston resident.