DEC 18, 2006. Time: 5:00 am. Duration: 4 minutes. Near the city of Florianópolis, State of Santa Catarina, a pilot of a FAB A-29 aircraft [Brazilian Air Force], which was traveling from Florianópolis to Campo Grande (MS), sighted white light UFO going in the Northwest/Southeast direction and fast in the opposite direction to that of the A-29. The UFO wasn’t detected by the aircraft’s TCAS or Radar systems. There was also no record of condensation trails or electrical and communication equipment interference caused by the sighting.
Due to the wear conditions of the file copy made available, some information about this case is missing, but it is possible to have a general idea of what happened from what can be read in the COMDABRA’s report [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] as transcribed with the observations below:
“[…] informs that he was doing a transfer from SBFL [Florianópolis] to SBCG [Campo Grande], night flight, aircraft A-29 [A-29 of FAB – Super Tucano manufactured by EMBRAER], when he saw a light moving in the opposite direction […] At the time of observation as[ked] the flight contr [oller] if there was any aircraft […] the controller stated that the closest aircraft to the A-29 was more than 100NM away [ nautical miles] “
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.655. “Ocorrência com tráfego hotel na região de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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