By Jose Patricio Lay Lagos, 6 January 2017
(Comité de Estudios de Fenómenos Aéreos Anómalos (CEFAA),
Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil, Santiago, Chile)
Quote from the article (translated by Google Translate):
“On November 11, 2014, a helicopter from the Chilean Navy (Airbus Cougar AS-532), equipped with an infrared FLIR high-definition camera, was patrolling in the coastal sector between the port of San Antonio and Quinteros a At 16.48 UTC, when the camera operator detected an unknown object, apparently flying at a constant speed similar to that of the helicopter, and moving forward.
The sighting was visually confirmed by the two officers who made up the crew (pilot and camera operator) and lasted more than 10 minutes.
Officers questioned Air Traffic Control whose radar failed to detect the object.
They also received no response from the unknown traffic when trying to interrogate it in the frequency prepared for these cases.
The DGAC’s radar control system failed to capture the object but confirmed, in turn, the absence of authorized traffic in the vicinity of the helicopter.
On two occasions, the object seems to throw a trail of some element that could not be specified.”
San Antonio(Valparaíso Region), Chile, can be found at these coordinates (Google Earth):
Quintero (Valparaíso Region), Chile, can be found at these coordinates (Google Earth):
Wikipedia article: “San Antonio, Chile”:
Wikipedia article: “Quintero”:
Satellite photo of San Antonio(Valparaíso Region), Chile
(tageo.com) (tageo.com photo)