Go Back Report # 19

07-03-1965                           Professional Translation       

CISU Case: 197

Location: Al largo di La Spezia [Off the coast of La Spezia] (SP)

Category B: Objects that enter the water or they dive down after making some additional

            maneuvers or they dive down and then re-emerge to disappear in the sky (the way

            that the first contact with the water happens is most important).

Evaluation: Insufficient information

Original Source: “Il Secolo XIX” del 04/07/1965.        

Sighting Description: Numerosi mezzi avrebbero a lungo cercato un aereo da turismo che sarebbe precipitato in mare a circa un miglio dalla costa. Un testimone milanese in villeggiatura fu il primo a dare l’allarme, sostenendo di veder cadere l’aereo. Nella zona si diressero il rimorchiatore Chitone , la motovedetta C.P. 226 ed il dragamine Mandorlo oltre a due elicotteri. Le ricerche navali ed aeree, protrattesi a lungo, non hanno però dato alcun risultato positivo. Solo il pilota di un elicottero dichiarò di aver notato una chiazza d’olio sul mare, ma aggiunse anche che poteva trattarsi di nafta scaricata da qualche mercantile. 

Sighting Description: Several vehicles searched a long time for a tourist plane that crashed into the sea about a mile off the coast. A witness from Milan, who was on vacation, was the first one to report the accident, asserting that he had seen the plane crash. The tugboat Chitone, the patrol boat C.P. 226, the minesweeper Mandorlo, and two helicopters headed towards the area. However, the naval and air searches, which lasted a long time, did not yield any positive result. Only a helicopter pilot said that he had noticed an oil patch on the sea, but he also added that it could have been oil discharged by a ship.                                                                                

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/          

Note: There are many cases of “aircraft” crashing into the sea. It sounds at first like an understandable event; however, after the investigation, the results are often that there were no aircraft scheduled in the area, and the lack of debris makes us wonder what it was that crashed. -CF-  

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Italy

La Spezia - Latitude 44-07 N, Longitude 9-50 E (D-M)

This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board on Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1956.       


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