OCT 3rd, 2006. Time: 8:35 pm. Unidentified flying objects were spotted during the flight TAM8004 from São Paulo, SP, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, when the plane was traveling over the region of Bagé, a city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The UFOs were emitting flashing lights, approaching and moving away from the aircraft. The witness also reported that the lights from the UFOs were blinking in random and they were at an altitude of approximately 36.000ft.
The following is a transcription of the COMDABRA’s report [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] with the text partially unreadable due to the wear conditions of the document:
“TAM8004, taking off from SBGR [Guarulhos Airport, SP] […] bound for SAEZ [Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina], type A300 aircraft […] When the aircraft crosses west sector to Bagé, at approximately 10NM [nautical miles] from the location, the pilot reported lights in the direction 2 and 3 hours in relation to the aircraft, slightly above, lights with flashing points that moved away and approached the aircraft. received no information […] referred to lights in its […] At this moment the information […] Radar of Santiago did not present any […] in the vicinity of TAM8004. … of the limit of the FIR CURITIBA and […] for the ACC-MONTEVIDEO, there was no time for further information, as […] it featured several cirrus formations, without thunderstorms.
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.653. “Ocorrência de tráfego hotel em rota de vôo da TAM 8004, de São Paulo para Buenos Aires”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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