APRIL 4th, 2000. Time: 20h20pm. Duration: 1 minute. A pilot from NES – Nordeste Linhas Aéreas and another witness, when flying near the city of Petrolina, State of Pernambuco, saw an unidentified flying object in the form of a white light. The object, according to the pilot, had the appearance of a “trafficlight”, moving just above 18,000ft in altitude and about 40NM [nautical miles] away from the NES plane.
Observations in the COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] report state that: “The pilot requested confirmation of traffic in the vicinity of his aircraft, as he observed the fact that it was like an aircraft traveling with its headlights on. Without any other navigation light, anti-collision, etc. After approximately one minute, the light went out without any other sign of traffic. There was no other known traffic in the area according to the ACC [Area Control Center]. “
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.573. “Relatório de confirmação de avistamento no espaço aéreo próximo a Petrolina, Pernambuco”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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