Makes even less sense if we consider there were 2 sets of observers from different vantage points.That doesn't seem to add up. Linear motion on the part of the object and observer wouldn't result in apparent abrupt changes of direction.
That's a lot of redundancy by very experienced observers for this to be a complete failure of perception.
Possible of course... but exceedingly improbable.
- let's say it was a ballon tethered to a sub flapping in the wind.
- The balloon is then released and starts going up as the jet flies down
- the balloon is then ingested in the engines (would cause damage) or propelled by the jet exhaust and appears to accelerate or just blows up and disappears.
This doesn't work.