MAY 23rd, 1996. Time: 14h00. Duration: 20 minutes. At the Salvador Approach Control (APP-SV), at the Salvador Airport, State of Bahia, a military radar operator reported that “three primary plots were observed; the first being in the RDL240 from 40 to 50NM. The second being the inverse and the third in the RDL060 from 35NM to 50NM, with speed varying from 450kt to 500kt [approx. 926km/h]. The unknown objects were followed by the APP-SV radar in position 240° and 060° for 20 minutes. The witness who reported the event to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] stated that it was recorded on the radar video gear. The document also states that: “It was reported that during the observation, the SV radar [in Salvador-Bahia] was undergoing maintenance [ …] that did not detect the visualization when the plots […]. In COPM3 nothing was observed. “
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.444. “Questionário sobre a ocorrência de objeto voador em Área não identificada”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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