Name: Jose Patricio Lay Lagos
Date of Event: November 11, 2014
Location of Event: between the port of San Antonio and Quinteros
Message: On November 11, 2014, a helicopter from the Chilean Navy (Airbus Cougar AS-532), equipped with an infrared FLIR high-definition camera, was patrolling in the coastal sector between the port of San Antonio and Quinteros a At 16.48 UTC, when the camera operator detected an unknown object, apparently flying at a constant speed similar to that of the helicopter, and moving forward.
The sighting was visually confirmed by the two officers who made up the crew (pilot and camera operator) and lasted more than 10 minutes.
Officers questioned Air Traffic Control whose radar failed to detect the object.
They also received no response from the unknown traffic when trying to interrogate it in the frequency arranged for these cases.
The DGAC’s radar control system failed to capture the object but confirmed, in turn, the absence of authorized traffic in the vicinity of the helicopter.
On two occasions, the object seems to throw a trail of some element that could not be specified.
Some analysts have suggested the hypothesis that it is a medium-sized line aircraft and that the stelae of the detachable element may be the reserve water inside the apparatus, thrown by the crew. However, meteorology asserts that neither the altitude at which the object moved, nor the ambient temperature of that moment, allowed such a wake of condensation.
The object disappeared lost in the clouds.
The Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, composed of leading scientists, analysts and aviation technicians after an extensive study of the case, agreed cataloged as UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon)
CEFAA once again thanks the cooperation of all branches of the armed forces and police forces for their continued cooperation through their respective representatives to the Committee.
We wish everyone a Happy Year 2017 that will allow us to continue to strengthen our ties of cooperation.
Translated from: http://www.cefaa.gob.cl/home/en-la-prensa/noticias/casoarmada