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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

5 Discs Sighted By United Flight
July 4, 1947
Nr. Emmett, Idaho

2004 MT
Duration 12-15 mins
United States
3 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
This is case #34 of the Project Blue Book "Unknowns". That night a United Airlines crew flying near Emmett, Idaho, saw five "somethings" which were thin and smooth on the bottom and rough appearing on top, silhouetted against the sunset shortly after the plane took off from Boise at 8:04 P.M. "We saw them clearly. We followed them in a northeasterly direction for about 45 miles. They finally disappeared. We were unable to tell whether they out sped us or disintegrated."

Brad Sparks:

July 4, 1947; Near Emmett, Idaho (BBU 34)
9:12 [8:17? 8:12?] p.m. (MST). United Air Lines Flight 105 Capt. Emil J. Smith, First Officer Ralph Stevens, Stewardess Marty Morrow who was called in by Smith as a confirming witness, flying NW on heading 300° from Boise to Seattle at about 7,000 ft, saw 5 disc-shaped objects with flat bottoms and rough tops (possibly 100+ ft size) move at varying speeds, in loose formation [or evenly spaced?] roughly 1,000 ft higher in altitude about 10° left of their heading [or at 290°], with one high and to the right of the others in the distance, all disappearing to the W [NW?] in a gradual climb at about 9:20 p.m. as 5 [4?] additional similar objects came into view slightly higher heading W [or took off to the NW; 3 objects in a line with 1 off to the side]. Smith tried to close on the objects at 185 mph as he climbed from 7,000 to 8,000 ft but could not. 12-15-mins. (Berliner; cf. McDonald 1968; Bloecher 1967; FBI..)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470704emmett_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
United Airlines Flight 105 Case - Wendy Connors & Michael Hall
Airline Case Report 1 - Dr. James E. McDonald

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