Event Close encounter of the first kind
China was one of several countries to report an extraordinary UFO during 1985. On 11 June, a Civil Aviation Administration Boeing 747, flying from Beijing to Paris, witnessed the object in the late evening, over Lanzhou in Gansu province.
The UFO flew across the path of the airliner at extremely high speed, causing the captain – Wang Shuting – to consider an emergency landing. Of particular importance was the size of the UFO, also reported in other countries in the same year: an apparent diameter of six miles.