Mexico: Airliner Crews Report Unidentified Flying Objects
DATE: February 20, 2007
MEXICO: SIGHTINGS REPORTED BY AIRLINE PERSONNEL
**Reports from researcher Alfonso Salazar Mendoza**
On February 13, 2007 at 9:25 a.m., a UFO was reported over Mexico City International Airport, flying slowly from north to south. Its aspect was metallic and its overall shape spherical, reflecting the sun's rays with silvery flashes, according to the descriptions given by aviation technicians who witnessed the sightings. They estimated that the object flew at approximately 50,000 feet (15,000 meters) and the observation took place near air terminal #2 of said airport. Among the witnesses was researcher Alfonso Salazar, who added the probable UFO was lost from sight as it headed toward the sun, from his perspective.
The crew of a Mexican Navy helicopter on its way to the Mexican capital advised an air traffic controller that a metallic spherical object had crossed its path in the vicinity of Chiquihuite Hill. The sighting was confirmed by the MCIA Control Tower on 13 February 2007 at 13:05 hours. As side note, Chiquihuite Hill is located to the north of the Distrito Federal and also covers a share of the state of Mexico, housing telecommunications antennae.
Aviation pilot Captain Tarragona reported having seen, along with his crew, a luminous disk shaped object. He described it as "highly luminous" with red, blue and green lights, calculating that it was at distance of approximately 3 kilometers. According to his report, the pilot requested information from the Veracruz Center, asking if there was traffic in the area, and receiving a negative reply. This occurred during a nocturnal flight over the Gulf of Mexico and the exact date is unknown, estimating that it took place during the last week of January and early February 2007.
Captain Peña, commander of an Aviacsa Boeing 737, remarked that he had a sighting during a daytime flight on the Mexico-Acapulco route. According to his account, the possible UFO resembled a basketball, with a metallic appearance, and it reportedly escorted his airliner for an estimated 5 minutes, coming dangerously close to the upper section of the aircraft's starboard wing. Subsequently, the sphere rose into the air and vanished from sight. Captain Peña added that he was convinced of the existence of UFOs. The exact date of this event is not known, and apparently occurred at the same time as the preceding report, that is to say, between January and February 2007.
(translation (c) 2007. S.Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid and Alfonso Salazar)