An airplane heading to Liverpool abandoned its landing after a UFO was seen by airport sky-watchers over River Mersey.

Ryanair 448 coming from Dublin was at a distance of two miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport when routine checks recorded something "strange" in the sky.

After the plane was alerted, it abandoned landing on final approach to the airport. The pilot of a Boeing 737 was told to perform a round-air examination and the flight later landed safely after circling over Wirral.

According to the passengers, the captain told them that landing was abandoned because of a suspected drone. However, a Liverpool John Lennon Airport spokesman said that nothing was found when further examinations were performed. 

This latest discovery is surely going to ignite the interest of UFO and Extra Terrestrial enthusiasts who never miss a chance to get their hands on any of the related news.

Liverpool Echo reported that apart from using radars, the airport also carried out visual checks and said the go-around order was a standard safety procedure.

In a Mirror report, Robin Tudor, airport spokesperson, said: "At the top of the control tower we do visual checks, looking around the airfield, and even at night time the guys are still there. They thought they saw something about a mile out from the airfield, on the mid to far side of the Mersey.

"There was an aircraft on approach which was further away, but standard procedure is to check it out if we're not sure what it is. They sent somebody down there but they couldn't see anything.

"It can be things like a flock of birds, but we always play safe in these situations and will investigate."

In August too, a flight journeying from Liverpool to Bucharest had to make an emergency landing due to a suspected bird strike moments after the take-off.

The airport authorities suspect that the UFO could have been a drone as was reported by the pilot. Users of the hobby aircraft have been warned previously too about flying them safely near the airport.