Incident at 50 NM South East Stephenville


1999-04-12: ARN830 DH8 FL220 reported a bright light followed by 2-3 smaller bright lights 0-5 degrees above the horizon travel at a high rate of speed on a track of 000-045 degrees. Appeared to be at a higher altitude with a significant tail. Observed for 30 minutes before it faded. N95PH FA50 also confirmed the objects had crossed the nose of his aircraft while he was at FL370 from his 01:30 position to a point of disappearing at his 10:30 position. Aprx 30 miles in 10-20 seconds. Appeared to be at a distance of 10 miles and a couple of thousand feet above. Thought it was 2 fighters with afterburners then realized it wasn't aircraft. A resident on the ground also reported the object but didn't think it was an aircraft because it had sparks coming from it. Information relayed to NORAD. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 1999A0194
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-11 - 23:25
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 50 NM South East Stephenville
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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