07-03-1965 Professional Translation
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
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
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
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.
reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/
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-
PRN – NONE
Europe – Italy
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.