Three aircrafts reported simultaneous UFO sightings in the State of São Paulo[1986]

SEPT 21st, 1986. Time: 21:15.

Three aircrafts [one military] reported UFO sightings in São Paulo.

FAB 2176 (SBRJ / SBSJ in FL 090). Duration: not determined. The pilot of the Brazilian Air Force FAB 2176 plane reported the sighting of an unidentified flying object at 12-hours in relation to his aircraft. According to the witness, the UFO was “similar to Venus when this planet is at its brightest. Yellowish in color. It said, however, that it was not Venus. The UFO was round, yellow and was apparently stationary. According to the pilot’s report, “in the first sighting, the object was 6° from the horizon. Upon reaching FL090, the object was about 1° from the horizon. Apparently the object had rotational movements around the axis itself. Everyone aboard [FAB] 2176 was military “. The pilot said he noticed the UFO the first time when he crossed the altitude level “7,000ft / 7,500ft (top layer) at TMA-RJ, intercepted at ROR 274 of the VOR MRC”. As for the size, the pilot stated that he had no way of estimating it, but” it gave the impression of greatness “.

TF 406 (SBRJ / SBRP – FL 100 at about 20NM behind FAB 2176). Duration: 20 minutes. The pilot of TF 406, flying on the same route as the FAB 2176, positioned just behind about 20 NM [nautical miles] away, near the city of Marília-SP, also reported seeing a large unidentified flying object “probably 45 meters wide, which is equivalent to a DC10 approximately”. According to the TF 406 pilot, the UFO was also positioned at 12 o’clock in relation to his aircraft. The object was white and red, and had “two headlights together and a red rotating headlight on the top”. The UFO, according to his description, “was oval or rectangular, because there were two lights, one next to the other”, and it maintained the same speed as the TF 406 aircraft. The object remained at a distance of 10 to 15 NM from the aircraft, and “only when it moved away to the sea side it was observed that it decreased in size”. Along with the pilot on TF 406 was just one more person.

Complementary Observations: “Almost simultaneously, the TR 462 D (SBGL / SBBR FL 350 – 80NM from Confins, sector NNW – 9 o’clock position) when flying at about 80 NM [nautical miles] from Confins [Belo Horizonte-MG Airport ], reported a 9-hour sector UFO sighting”.


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.248. “Relato de ocorrência com objeto voador não identificado [ovni] entre Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo”. 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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