“THE UFOS’ NIGHT IN BRAZIL” [1986] – Documents #4

Military internal correspondence.

ANÁPOLIS-GO AIR BASE, May 27, 1986.
From: BAAN Commander
To: Your Excellency Mr. Commander of COMDA

I – I forward the personal reports to you, cleared by the team involved in triggering the Air Defense Alert, of 19 May 86

Occurrence transcript of May 19/20, 1986.

At approximately at 01:20Z, we were informed by the OPO that the alert aircraft would be triggered. At 01:48Z, the JG 116 took off to intercept a target that appeared on the radar screen, at 8 NM, on the radial 240 with 270°.

With the assistance of the TABA operator, THOR vectored the JG 116 many times in order to intercept the cited target. The two pilots, both of the “hunter” in question, as well as the target mentioned above, ‘merged’ and after the merger of the plots, the target maintained its bow.

As there were other plots inside our terminal, the JG 98 and JG 107 took off at 02: 17Z and 02: 35Z, respectively. Subsequently, other plots appeared on the radials: 180° to 8NM, 240° to 6NM and 360° which were always kept moving to the west sector. However, jaguars 98 and 107 saw no object. After a certain permanence on our screens, the targets soon disappeared, reappearing afterwards; leaving an apparent trace. / 3Ssgt BCT PRRA

Report of the facts that occurred in the Alert flight carried out on MAY 19, 1986.

The takeoff was carried out at 23:17hs. After takeoff, I took bow 270° up to FL100. The patrol sector had as its basic axis the radial 235 of the VOR of Anápolis, going through the city of Anápolis through the city of Gioânia.

During the flight, several interceptions were attempted by THOR on the target that evolved in this sector. In all of them, the hunter’s radar and visual contact was negative. Interceptions were attempted by varying the flight level from FL 60 to 150, with visual search and radar up and down, all with negative results.

As the ground radar contacts were being obtained by TABA which transmitted to THOR, which relayed to the hunter, it was difficult to determine the target’s heading and speed. Apparently, this target evolved without a defined pattern, from the sector already described above. Its estimated speed during the interception was a maximum of 200kt until the ground radar had “plots” confused. Afterwards, it reappeared at a position 20 to 30 NM away from the last “plot”. After 45 minutes of flight, the collection was made.

After landing, I asked the runway mechanics if they had seen or heard anything other than an F-103 flying over the runway or in the vicinity of the Base. The answer was no. The atmospheric conditions were good, with clear skies, good visibility and the moon.
– RSS.CAP AV / Pilot of Alert – JG 98.

Report of the facts that occurred in the Alert flight carried out on MAY 19, 1986.

I took off as a third alert aircraft, maintaining the runway heading until contact with THOR, climbed to the FL160 and started orbit maintaining the level and the prows 060° and 240° with legs of approximately 50 NM and the +/- 30 NM of MALOCA.

About three times I was moved in interception of a target that was maneuvering in the vicinity of BAAN, having even been at a distance of 1 MN from the target without obtaining radar or visual contact, which was repeated the other times.

Visual search and radar were performed for all sectors indicated by THOR without seeing anything. / JCR CAP AV / JG 107.

Activation of the Alert on May 19, 1986

As alert 1, I was triggered at 10:15 pm on May 19. I gave the “ready ‘for the OPO at 22: 32P and the rocket takeoff took place at 22:45 approximately.

I had as a climb order: PPS and SBAN reblocking at level 180. After the reblocking I kept heading 270°, when THOR gave me the first visual search order in the 10-hour sector, without anything being seen. THOR commanded me 180° left turn and, when stabilizing in the 9C bow, I had a contact at 13 MN on my 130° antenna approximately. I got “JUDITH” right after that and started to pursue contact with both the pilot orders and the video. At this moment I maintained .9 speed and the target maneuvered in a zigzag pattern and the distance either remained constant, sometimes decreased or increased, until the 6 MN of the objective (I was already supersonic – M 1.05) importance ran to increase very quickly until there was the loss of “JUDITH”.

Other contacts and “JUDITHS” were obtained, but lost shortly thereafter. The closest distance I was able to reach was 2 MN and constantly turning on the right, without however obtaining eye contact.

The meteorology did not influence, it would even facilitate the visualization of any aircraft due to the moon’s light. All “JUDITHS” were obtained between levels 090 and 140z./ ASVF- Cap Av / JG 116.
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Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.256. “Acionamento de Alerta”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.

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