Category 11 Case Directory
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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.

Air Crew Encounters Light That Splits In Two
Sept. 13, 1947
Midway Island to Oahu, Hawaii

6:58 p.m. local
Duration 6 secs
Nr. Hawaii
Observers, crew
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 13 [11? 12?], 1947; Midway Island to Oahu, Hawaii, past Necker Island (BBU)
6:58 p.m. Pan Am airliner crew [military air flight?] saw a bright light with no blue or red tinge split in 2 move towards the plane then disappear [first heading 350 then 109 at 9,50010,000 ft traveling at 1,000 knots or about 1,200 mph]. [Possible meteor?] (McDonald list; Project 1947; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Mary Castner/CUFOS)
Dan Wilson: 
Sept. 12, 1947; Midway Island to Oahu, Hawaii, past Necker Island  
The CHECK LIST - UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, gives the time of the sighting at 45 minutes past sunset. Seems to be a civilian flight. Duration, 6 seconds.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470913midway_report2.htm (Loren Gross/Fran Ridge)
reports/470913midway_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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