After taking off from Salvador-BA, the crew of VASP 251 spotted a round white UFO [1988]

Interrelated with previous case.

Flight VSP 251 – October 3, 1988. Time: 20:45. Duration: 10 minutes. The crew of flight VASP 251 spotted a “luminous object on the horizon” in the northwest position, when the aircraft was approaching the city of Brasília, Distrito Federal, from Salvador Airport, State of Bahia. According to the pilot’s report, the UFO was a “luminous circle with varying intensity”, whose size was variable, sometimes small, sometimes large. “In the largest size, [the pilot] estimated [it was] ten times the size of a full moon”, presenting itself in “white color, sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque”. Also according to the reporting witness, the UFO was traveling “at the bow 280 *. The aircraft flew from Salvador to Brasília at bow 259°, Sector 1-hour [from the] Aircraft. The sighting was carried out with the naked eye and with good visibility conditions [“unlimited visibility”]. Complementary data from COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command]: “He guaranteed that this is not a meteorological phenomenon or any celestial star.” The reporting pilot stated that he has “basic knowledge of Astronomy” and that this was “the first time he saw such a phenomenon”.

Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.266. “Ovni: avistamento de objeto voador não identificado entre Salvador e Brasília.”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.

The BRAZILIAN UFO ARCHIVES website is a private initiative and IS NOT endorsed or sponsored by the Arquivo Nacional do Brasil [see our ‘Info’ page]. *THE ORIGINAL FILE WITH THE CASE REFERRED TO IN THIS TEXT CAN BE FOUND IN THE DOCUMENTAL COLLECTION OF “ARQUIVO NACIONAL DO BRASIL, LOCATED IN THE “OBJETO VOADOR NÃO IDENTIFICADO (OVNI)” FUND, UNDER THE REFERENCE CODE [“Código de Referência”] MENTIONED ABOVE. HERE IS THE LINK TO SEARCH THEIR WEBSITE <

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