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Cessna 182 Encounters UFO / VHF I/FF
June 18, 1968
La Guardia, Catamarca, Venezuela

16:25 GMT
aircraft Cessna 182
1 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
June 18, 1968; La Guardia, Catamarca, Venezuela
16:25 GMT.  Jorge Raul Scassa was flying a Cessna 182 from Villa Dolores, Argentina to the Province of Catamarca in Venezuela. He sighted an object looking like an over-turned soup plate with a cupola on top. The object was greyish-blue with no windows, its diameter was about 30 meters. The object was at the same altitude than the aircraft, 7,500 ft, and at a distance of 100 meters (330 ft). It disappeared by flying to the North at a fantastic speed. There was a possible VHF interference when the object approached the aircraft in front. (Source : Dr Richard F. Haines Files, Case 63)

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