JULY 12th, 2001. Time: 7:05 pm. Duration: 10 minutes. At least three witnesses spotted an unidentified flying object moving at high speed and at an altitude of approximately 60,000ft. The rocket-like object left clear trails when it was moving in the North/Northeast direction. The UFO was also sighted by two more people besides the operator of the Control Tower at the Airport of São Luís, State of Maranhão. The UFO was seen by the pilots of the VSP4198 from Teresina to São Luís and TAM from Fortaleza to São Luís. Also to the report of COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command], the witness stated:
“The object with very high speed, similar to a rocket, left a white trail. Also seen by pilots of VSP4198 from Teresina to São Luís and [another airline flight] TAM from Fortaleza to São Luís. The TWR-SL operator informed that in Macapá the same object was also seen. “
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.613. “Questionário sobre avistamento de ovni relatado por operador em São Luís. O mesmo fato foi confirmado por piltos que trafegavam na rota Teresina-São Luís; Fortaleza-São Luís…”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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