Tag: La Joya

The Peru Incident

On April 11th, 1980 in La Joya Peru an object was detected on radar that did not belong in Peruvian military airspace.  Oscar Santa Maria Huertas, a commander in the Peruvian Air Force, was scrambled to intercept the object and destroy it in his Sukhoi SU-22 Russian made fighter.  As the commander approached the target he described the object as being completely spherical with its upper section being a cream-colored porcelain and a metallic-grey base; that it looked like an ashtray.  

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