||Group /Category 9
Near Wavre, Belgium,
Mar. 30-31, 1990
23:00 hours - A call from a gendarme is received by the Glons CRC (Control
Reporting Center); 3 unusual lights are under observation, constantly changing
color, in the shape of an equilateral triangle.
23:10 hours - A second formation moves toward the first. Glons CRC has an
unidentified radar contact at 5 km N of Beuvechain Airport, speed 25 knots.
23:45 hours - After a series of erratic movements, the second formation forms
a triangle similar to the first. Glons CRC confirm unidentified radar contacts
at the correct location. Semmerzake TCC / RP (Traffic Control Center / Reporting
Post) confirms radar contact.
23:56 hours - Glons CRC scrambles 1 J Wing.
00:05 hours - Two F16s depart for the ninth interception attempt. Previous
attempts have failed to maintain radar lock.
00:13 hours - First lock on (see graph below).
00:19 hours - Semmerzake and Glons lose contact with the target.
00:30 hours - Fighter AL-17 has a radar contact; lock-on lasts for 6 seconds
and is then broken with a jamming indicator shown on the on-board radarscope;
speed 740 knots. Ground witnesses see the F-16s pass through the center of
the first formation. The second formation disperses - one point goes up -
the others disappear.
00:32 hours - Glons and Semmerzake both detect a a high speed contact 6 nm
from Beauvechain. Speeds are 478-690 knots.
00:47 hours - Beauvechain RAPCON watches a contact on its scope for 9 mins,
confirmed by Glons radar. Further attempts at interception fail. Ground observers
see the last of the phenomenon disappear in the NNW.[footnote 1]
Hynek Classification RV
1. UFO: A Deadly Concealment, Sheffield, ISBN 0-7137-2620-2, p 22