JUNE 15th, 1999. Time: 8:10 pm. Duration: 1h10m. During the flight TAM 825 from SBGO [Santa Genoveva Airport, Goiânia] to SBCG [Campo Grande Airport], seven members of the flight crew observed, for an hour and ten minutes, an unidentified flying object in the form of a very bright light. strong and white, “like 8 Boeing headlights”. According to the witnesses who reported the sighting to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command], the sky was “100% clear” and it was possible to see the UFO at the same altitude as flight TAM 825, 35,000ft, following the aircraft at a higher speed in the “2 o’clock” position in relation to the airliner.
Following are the sighting observations made by one of the crew witnesses on board:
“After the aircraft took off from SBGO, when crossing 10,000ft, an object with intense light was spotted by the entire crew. The ACC BR [Area Control Center-Brasília] and ACC CW [Area Control Center-Curitiba] were informed by the radio but they reported that there was no traffic and contact.
The aircraft climbed and stabilized at FL 350. During the whole [..] during about 01:00 hours of flight, the object was observed by the crew.
At 132 NM [nautical miles] from SBCG the object slowed down and began to change color to blue, red and white until it disappeared from view.
Obs. The light was intense but pulsating.“
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.550. “Questionário sobre a ocorrência de objeto voador não identificado na rota entre Goiânia e Campo Grande”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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