Go Back Report # 219

02-10-1960                                       ONLINE TRANSLATION         

CISU Case: 017

Location: Olbia1 (SS)

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: "La Torre di Babele" data imprecisata del 1964; “La Stampa” del 11/02/1960.

Sighting Description: Un quadrimotore fu visto cadere in mare, alle ore 09:55, a circa otto miglia al largo dell’Asinara. I due dragamine, Castagno e Quercia, e la torpedine Libbra, inviati per le operazioni di soccorso, non trovarono nulla.    

Sighting Description: A four-motor plane was seen falling into the sea at about 09:55 approximately eight miles off the coast of Asinara. The two minesweepers Castagno and Quercia and the torpedo boat Libbra were sent off for rescue operations, but found nothing.           

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

Note 1: I have no idea why Olbia was chosen as the location because it does not appear in the text and is actually on the northeastern side of the island of Sardinia. The island of Asinara is located just off the northwestern tip of Sardinia. Which side of the island of Asinara wasn’t specified, so the body of water facing the west coast would be the Mediterranean Sea, while the east coast would be Golfo dell’ Asinara.-CF-        

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Italy, Sassari, Sardinia. Body of water is the Golfo dell’ Asinara.

Olbia                            Latitude 40-55 N, Longitude 9-31 E (D-M)

Asinara                        Latitude 41-04 N, Longitude 8-16 E [Island – Isola Asinara]

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

Golfo dell’ Asinara        Latitude 40-56-15 N, Longitude 8-27-03 E (D-M-S) [Gulf of Asinara]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    


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