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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.

Pilots Sees Yellow Sphere 1,000' Below
April 30, 1948
S. of Anacostia, Maryland

10:15 a.m.
Duration ???
Navy aircraft, SNJ *
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 30, 1948; S of Anacostia NAS, Maryland (BBU)
10:15 a.m. Pilot Lowe of Navy aircraft SNJ Buno 90731 flying S at 180 magnetic at 5,500 ft saw yellow sphere in opposite course S to N at constant altitude about 1,000 ft below. (Jan Aldrich; Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Joel Carpenter:
The SNJ * was the Navy version of the common North American T-6 trainer, and "Buno" means Navy Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 90731.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/480430anacostia_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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