Go Back Report # 767
01-04-1979

01-04-1979   MISIDENTIFICATION - ONLINE TRANSLATION      

CISU Case: 159

Location: Favignana (TP)

Category D: Objects in navigation or objects that stop on the surface of the water.

Evaluation: Possible RPV [Remotely Piloted Vehicle]

Original Source: “Giornale di Sicilia” del 05/01/1979.  

Sighting Description: Un pescatore notò in mare un oggetto ed avvicinatosi cautamente, si era reso conto della sua inoffensività. A qual punto, con una cima, legò l’oggetto alla barca, trascinandolo fino in porto. Preso in consegna dai Carabinieri, è risultato essere una specie di mini-aereo di colore arancione, con l’ogiva bianca , lungo circa due metri e mezzo e pesante circa duecento chilogrammi. I Carabinieri consegnarono quindi l’apparecchio agli uomini della Capitaneria di Porto, che hanno affermato essere probabilmente un aereo radiocomandato impiegato per i rilevamenti oceanografici.       

Sighting description: A fisherman noticed an object in the sea and approached cautiously, taking into account its inoffensive nature. At that point, with a rope, he tied the object to the boat, dragging it into the port. Turned over to the military police, it turned out to be a kind of mini-airplane of orange color with a white nose cone, about two and a half meters long and weighing about two hundred kilograms. The military police then delivered the apparatus to the Harbor Master's Office which said that it was probably a remote-controlled airplane used for oceanographic surveys.                                                                                                          

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

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Italy, Trapani

Favignana        Latitude 37-55-60 N, Longitude 12-19-60 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            


 



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