Supply: Luis Emilio Annino – ORBITA CERO
Article by Cristián Avila Jiménez
Colombia: Air Visitors Controller Discloses Warplane UFO Chase Over Bogotá
A FAC (Colombian Air Pressure) T-33 tried to succeed in the article, however was sooner. Occurred in 1964.
“El Dorado Tower, I’ve it in sight. I am flying in pursuit. Requesting flyover authorization.”
The Air Pressure T-33, registration 2072, had commenced a visible flight from the Palanquero navy facility in Puerto Salgar, Cundinamarca, heading towards Bogotá’s El Dorado airport, the place sure anomalies had been recorded by pilots heading there and air visitors controllers as properly.
It was 9 o’clock within the morning in mid-1964. On that day, in line with skilled air visitors controller Eduardo Russi, the Colombian Air Pressure had despatched two Lockheed T-33 Silver Star plane – U.S. constructed warplanes that had taken half within the Korean Conflict – with the aim of lending help to the airport. These had been essentially the most subtle plane within the nation on the time.
Weeks earlier, mentioned Russi, there had been an alert on the El Dorado airport. First, an Avianca DC-Four pilot had radioed a frantic name to the method management as he neared the Bogotá savannah, close to Facatativá, round eight o’ clock within the night. He reported that one other airplane had simply crossed his path on the similar altitude.
Nonetheless, the management tower suggested him that his notion was incorrect, as his was the one plane aloft. “What airplane? Yours is the one one within the space. There is no such thing as a visitors,” the pilot was instructed, in line with Russi.
Every week after this minor incident, an much more stunning incident brought about a stir amongst El Dorado’s air visitors personnel, Russi amongst them. The pilot of an Avianca Constellation, originating in Cartagena, radioed his alarm about some lights that supposedly flew over and below his airliner. The occasion was substantiated by the airport personnel, as they had been additionally in a position to see the lights “toying” with the airplane.
These occasions had been uncommon, to the extent that the Colombian Air Pressure (FAC) determined to ship the T-33’s to offer help and discover out whether or not the lights represented some type of hazard, and to establish their nature.
That morning, Eduardo Russi acted because the senior officer of the El Dorado Tower. One of many directions given by his superior, Pedro Sánchez, was to be aware of the arrival of the FAC warplanes. The climate couldn’t have been higher – he famous – because the skies had been blue and clear, to the extent that the Ruiz and Tolima volcanos had been seen.
“You guys, who fussed a lot about these sightings, now have the Air Pressure catering to you. They have been transferred over right here in case one thing occurs,” Sanchez instructed Russi.
The primary T-33 to depart Palanquero was FAC2072.
“El Dorado that is Palanquero: Please word that Air Pressure 2072 has taken off from Palanquero heading to El Dorado. This a switch flight, visible, I’ll route it by El Rosal.”
El Rosal is a mountain on the Bogotá savannah, close to the municipality of Subachoque. Solely minutes later, Russi answered a brand new name from the Palanquero base.
“El Dorado, that is Palanquero: Please word that Air Pressure 2070 has taken off towards El Dorado. Switch flight, routing it via El Rosal.”
Based on Russi, 10 minutes later, FAC 2072 suggested him that it was approaching from El Rosal, and was ready for touchdown directions. The management tower issued an order to inform it when the incoming airplane handed by the beacon, a signaling system just a few miles from Runway 1-2 at El Dorado, close to Funza, to authorize the touchdown.
Following this communication, Russi famous that the luggage handlers, the bottom refueling crews and people on deck had been pointing at him within the management tower. At first he thought they had been pointing at him as a result of there was an earthquake, and the constructing was solely supported by two columns, inflicting it to sway throughout tremors. Nonetheless, he seemed to every aspect and noticed nothing was shifting. The controller acquired a brand new name, however this time from the deck.
“Hear, there’s one thing unusual hovering over the tower. What’s it?”
Russi bought near glass window, seemed up and mentioned he may see nothing in any respect, regardless of the insistence of these on the cellphone. He hung up and attended to FAC 2072, which had now crossed the outer beacon and was licensed to land.
The cellphone rang once more. It was a name from Avianca.
“There’s one thing over the tower. What’s it?”
Russi look via the glass once more and there was, actually, an object over the tower. The controller described it as a spherical object, like a wheel, of a deep, intense yellow hue and with black sections. A vivid white mild was seen on the sphere’s core, like a welding arc. “It was brighter than the solar, and the day was utterly cloudless.”
At that second, FAC 2072 was about to land, however moments earlier, Russi queried the pilot if the unidentified visitors was in sight.
“FAC 2072, El Dorado Tower. Do you’ve the unidentified object in sight?”
“El Dorado Tower, FAC 2072. Affirmative tower, I’ve it sight. I’m in pursuit; requesting flyover authorization.”
“FAC 2072, El Dorado Tower, licensed.”
FAC 2072, a T-33 fighter, used its energy to maximise its peak efficiency and attain the article. Russi recalled that the plane ascended, and was inside 2000 toes (some 600 meters) of the flying saucers.
From the management tower, the person noticed how the unknown system rose vertically and with no sound as FAC 2072 tried to method it. Inside three minutes of initiating the pursuit, the fighter pilot contacted Russi once more.
“El Dorado Tower, FAC 2072. Tower, be suggested that I’m at 31,000 toes and the airplane is maxed out. I shouldn’t have sufficient gas. Requesting descent authorization.”
The luminous object flew westward at a 45 diploma angle and vanished. “What was it? I can not let you know. I do not know. I do not know what I noticed, solely that I did see it,” Russi remarked.
FAC 2072 and 2070 landed. Russi was shocked by the occasion however now, 55 years later, bemoans his lack of expertise on the time, as he solely remembers the fighters’ registration numbers however forgot to ask the pilots for his or her names.
Chief Pedro Sánchez ordered the air visitors controllers to stay silent in regards to the occasion, an order additionally given to the FAC pilots, who returned to Palanquero just a few days later.
“It was the primary and solely time I noticed a one thing prefer it in a 50 yr profession. All of those circumstances share a typical denominator: the occasion happens, and we’re requested to not talk about it,” Russi famous.
Occasions much like Russi’s are below investigation in the US, the place the New York Occasions just lately printed a report stating that between 2014 and 2015, Navy pilots noticed unusual object that reached 30,000 toes with supersonic speeds, and had been unable to establish them.
To Russi, authorities and governments seem to not be all for these conditions turning into recognized. Due to this fact, the incident or occasion could have taken place, nevertheless it doesn’t attain the general public.
Relating to UFO sightings within the nation’s capital, Germán Puerta, director of the Bogotá Planetarium, notes that it is not uncommon for individuals to say they see such issues, taking into account that many aerial phenomena exist, similar to airplanes, drones and satellites, in addition to the Worldwide House Station, which may be very vivid. All of those parts will be mistaken for unidentified flying objects.
“The Planetarium receives photographs and movies of aerial phenomena, however not way more will be mentioned about them. A luminous object, or one in movement, is hardly proof. There may be nothing that may be mentioned about it,” he notes.
[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with because of Luis Emilio Annino, Orbita Cero (Argentina) and Cristián Avila Jiménez, El Tiempo (Colombia)]