A father and son, both pilots, were flying in an Ovation II propeller driven aircraft from Charlotte, NC, to Richmond, VA.
They witnessed a bright, orb like UFO hovering next to their plane.
They described the UFO as a bright, circular sphere about 30' in diameter.
As the object approached their right wing, the plane temporarily lost power.
The engine sputtered and all of the electrical equipment including the computers turned off.
The pilots estimate that the object came within 50' of their right wing.
A few seconds later, the plane regained all systems as the UFO swiftly shot away at an incredible speed.