A UFO over Palmas-TO forced a pilot to make an evasive maneuver [2012]

FEB 10th, 2012. At 2:50 pm, during a flight from Belém, in the State of Pará, to Brasília, DF, a pilot of a TAM Airliner reported to the Amazon Area Control Center (ACC-AZ) the detection of an unidentified flying object by the TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) of his aircraft, what forced him to make a preventive detour for safety reasons. The TAM aircraft was flying over Palmas, in the State of Tocantins when the TCAS warned.

The report by COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] states that: “The pilot of flight TAM3715 from Belém to Brasília, level 310, reported having seen an unknown traffic at 20nm, one hour position, by the aircraft’s TCAS equipment. It was necessary an evasive maneuver to the left. Upon informing the ACC-AZ of the occurrence, it was verified by the operator, that there was a multiplicity of targets on the radar console screen. “

Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.681. “Questionário sobre ocorrência de objeto voador não identificado (ovni) em Palmas, Tocantins”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.

The BRAZILIAN UFO ARCHIVES website is a private initiative and IS NOT endorsed or sponsored by the Arquivo Nacional do Brasil [see our ‘Info’ page]. *THE ORIGINAL FILE WITH THE CASE REFERRED TO IN THIS TEXT CAN BE FOUND IN THE DOCUMENTAL COLLECTION OF “ARQUIVO NACIONAL DO BRASIL, LOCATED IN THE “OBJETO VOADOR NÃO IDENTIFICADO (OVNI)” FUND, UNDER THE REFERENCE CODE [“Código de Referência”] MENTIONED ABOVE. HERE IS THE LINK TO SEARCH THEIR WEBSITE 

 

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