MARCH 5th, 2001. Time: 11:50 am. Duration: 30 seconds. A cigar-shaped UFO was spotted by an airline pilot during a TAM flight, at the Canoas Airport, in Canoas, State of Rio Grande do Sul. The unknown white object “was long and cylindrical” with the “size of a Boeing 737 “e” hovered doing a pendulum motion at an altitude of 2,000ft in the East position in relation to the observer. The UFO was observed with the naked eye and under good visibility conditions for 30 seconds by the airline pilot.
According to the witness’ report to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] it was the “first time he observed. Very clear observation to the point of motivating him to call to inform. He requests that TAM not be involved by company.”
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.597. “Questionário sobre avistamento de ovni em Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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