APRIL 1st, 2002. Time: 15h15pm. Duration: 10 minutes. When an airline pilot and another witness were about 110NM [nautical miles] – 203.7 km – from the International Airport of Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, at an altitude of 9,000ft, they saw a round gray unidentified flying object. According to the witnesses the UFO was static at an altitude of 8,000ft, and approximately 30NM – 55.4 km – away from the plane. Even under non-ideal conditions of visibility and operating by IFR (Instrument Flight Rules), the pilot could specify the “11 o’clock” position of the object in relation to his plane, and he could also witness the vertical trajectory of the UFO, rising in altitude until it disappeared.
Also according to the pilot’s report to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command]: “The observation of the UFO was made during the flight. Upon landing, the commander called COPM2. The flight was of the PT-LIS. “
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.623. “Questionário com relato sobre avistamento de ovni em Vila Gumercinda, cidade de São Paulo, SP”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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