Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

Flying Saucer Observed By 3 Aircraft / EME
September 23, 1984
Between Cordoba and Resistencia, Argentina

8:00 PM local
Duration 30 mins
aircraft Piper ???
numerous observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
September 23, 1984; Between Cordoba and Resistencia, Argentina
8:00 PM. A Piper airplane, flying at 5,700 meters, en route from Cordoba to Resistencia was followed for 30 minutes by an object described by the pilot and the passengers as a flying saucer, which caused problems in the aircraft's instruments. The plane was piloted by Carlos Sorini (more than 6,300 flying hours) and the crew and passenger were Carlos Galo, Eduardo Lopez, Ricardo Novil, Raul Boccis, and Federico Hauptman, a police officer. According to the pilot, the object started to follow them after they passed over the city of Reconquista. There was several variations in the Piperís instruments during the 30 minutes they were followed. As an example, the compass oscillated between 0.5 and 270 degrees. The UAO was also observed by commanders of the Austral (Flight 61) and Aerolineas Argentinas (Flight 760). (Sources : NICAP files (from Newspaper "El Tiempo", Buenos Aires, September 25, 1984; Haines Case 51)

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