Late summer 1974, a UFO crashes in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico after colliding with a light aircraft. The following morning Mexican authorities
send an investigation team to the area where the plane and unidentified craft were last tracked on radar. The team reaches the crash site and then
there is total radio silence.
The United States military is monitoring progress. But offers of ‘expert’ assistance are declined across the border. Soon after, US intelligence
sources tell them the Mexican convoy has completely stopped. A recovery team is dispatched from Fort Worth to investigate. On arrival they find a
saucer shaped craft about 16 feet in diameter on the back of a flatbed truck and all of the Mexican team are dead.....
The Coyame UFO Crash Retrieval
The Coyame UFO crash retrieval story incident first surfaced back in 1992. Details of the case were sent in an anonymous email to various UFO
researches around the world entitled Research Findings on the Chihuahua
It was addressed "To All Deneb Team Members,
The content of the email revealed that on 25th August 1974, at 22:07, radar in the United States tracked an unknown object approaching US territory.
The speed of the object was 2530 mph (2200 knots) on a bearing of 325 degrees at an altitude of 75000 ft. The projected course showed the object would
enter US airspace at approximately 40 miles southwest of Corpus Cristi, Texas.
Sixty seconds later and 155 miles southeast of Corpus Christie the object slowed to around 1955 mph (1700 knots) turned on a heading of 290 degrees
and penetrated Mexican airspace. It was tracked by two separate military radar installations in the US for another 500 miles. The object suddenly
vanished from radar screens near the town of Coyame in the State of Chihuahua. A rather barren and sparsely populated area. Some fifty two minutes
later reports of a civilian aircraft going down in the same area, at the same time began to filter through.
Daylight arrived and the Mexican authorities initiated a search for the missing
aircraft. At 10:35 local time an aerial search radioed in a report the wreckage from the missing plane had been spotted on the ground. Minutes later a
“circular” shaped object was reported also on the ground. Although damaged it was still in one piece. Next followed a long radio silence by the
The United States requested permission to operate in Mexican territory offering their ‘expertise’ in such matters. Meanwhile the CIA began to pull
together a rapid response recovery team. The Mexican authorities however, feigned ignorance and refused to co-operate.
Satellite and aerial reconnaissance picked up a Mexican convoy headed south with the disk and aircraft loaded on flatbed trucks. However when the
convoy appeared to have stopped with no signs of activity and two bodies apparently lying on the ground the decision to intervene was made.
The recovery team gathered at Fort Bliss, Texas are then ordered to cross the border in helicopters.
Arriving at the convoy stop site they discover all the Mexican personnel are dead. Protected in their biohazard suits the recovery team make sure the
object is strapped to a chopper. The Mexican vehicles, bodies and wreckage of the civilian plane are all destroyed with explosives and then they
depart and head back into US airspace.
The recovered disk is released from the helicopter and placed in a sealed truck,
headed for Atlanta, Georgia. It travels on back roads and minor highways before eventually being transferred to an undetermined (possibly Wright
Patterson) air force base. All military hardware, personnel and equipment involved was decontaminated on arrival back in the United States.
The captured disk had no visible doors or windows, its surface was like polished silver steel with no visible means of propulsion or external lights.
There were no markings but two areas of the rim showed damage. A hole approximately 12” in diameter and a "dent" about 2’ wide. It was suspected
that the light aircraft had collided with the disc and was totally destroyed.
There was no information regarding any bodies recovered from either the civilian aircraft or the strange disk. The cause of the deaths of the Mexican
recover y team was also unknown. Although it was speculated that a microbial virus or chemical was released.
Hoax or Real?
The evidence for this event is fairly sparse and remains highly circumstantial at best. Neither the US or Mexican governments have admitted anything
happened. There appears to be no FAA documents concerning the civilian aircraft crashing. **The incident did not involve a US aircraft nor
did it occur over US airspace.
Some of the older residents of Coyame interviewed at the turn of century remembered troops moving through the town and others remember the wreckage of
a small plane still in flames.
A newspaper “El Heraldo de Chihuahua” dated Oct. 27, 1974 featured a story of a group of Mexican soldiers perishing in military transport. Len
Stringfield in his UFO Crash/Retrievals: Search for Proof in a Hall of Mirrors, Status Report VII said the Coyame incident was
"authoritatively written, using correct military terminology and, of note and unlike a hoax, draws a line between so-called hard evidence and that
which is speculative."
American UFO investigators Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte talked to hundreds of people in Coyame and surrounding area. They found few witnesses. They
also discovered a 1967 US Pershing missile had veered of course and crashed in the same area of the Chihuahua desert near to where the 1974
‘object’ had supposedly crashed. They also noted that in 1980 Mexican military authorities were involved north of Coyame recovering narcotics and
‘drug money’ scattered across the landscape from a plane on a failed drugs run.
Mexican air regulations in 1974 meant any non-jet aircraft would have to land in the city of Chihuahua to clear customs and immigration. Their air
traffic regulations have designated routes and so the light aircraft that supposedly crashed in the Coyame was some 80 miles outside accepted air
lanes. There is no tangible record of this small plane either.
edit on 25/11/2017 by mirageman because: tidy up