*Interrelated case with ARX.0.0.559*
SEPT 25, 1999. Time: 1:45 am. Duration: 3-5 minutes. A pilot, a co-pilot and a flight attendant on flight TAM 809, en route from Fortaleza to São Paulo, at an altitude of 35,000ft, spotted 3 triangular UFOs, emitting a clear light at about 211NM [nautical miles] from SCR [Santa Cruz Air Base, in Rio de Janeiro-RJ] in bow 225. The unidentified objects were at an altitude higher than the TAM plane, about 70,000ft, and traveling “approximately 200° course”, at a speed described by witnesses as “faster than TAM 809”. Visibility conditions during sighting were described as “great, clear sky, moon, good ground visibility”.
To the report by COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command], the flight attendant also made the following statements: “Objects in a somewhat inflated diamond formation. (Concerned about possible leakage to the press)”
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.558. “Avistamento de objeto voador não identificado em vôo da TAM 809”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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