UFO sightings may be common among pilots, but the sighting of Japan Airlines flight 1628 can be categorised as one of the most interesting with multiple evidence revealing extensive radar data, radio transcripts and the way government official handled the situation. The Japanese airline had a lengthy close encounter that lasted for over 40 minutes in total. The mysterious incident was recorded by multiple radar systems, resulting media and government interests. The FAA conducted an investigation about the close encounter that led to disclosing extensive radar data and radio transcripts of what many thought solid evidence on the incident. These documents have disclosed information on how UFO reports are handled by airline officials and exposed the continued interest of secret groups within the U.S. government.