Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

AFOSI Case 11; Agents In T-7 Observe Intense Green Fireball At 13,000'
Dec. 8, 1948
Las Vegas, New Mexico

6:33 p.m. local
Duration brief
T-7 aircraft
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Dec. 8, 1948. About 20 miles E of Las Vegas, New Mexico
6:33 p.m. Two AFOSI Special Agents, Capts. Melvin E. Neef and John J. Stahl, Jr., returning from investigation of green fireballs in a Beech T-7, heading E at 90° and 190 mph at 11,500 ft altitude and 5,000 ft above ground, saw green fireball 30° to the left of their flight path, to the ENE at 60° azimuth, at an estimated 2,000 ft above their flight altitude of 13,500 ft., which shot past them maintaining almost level flight until the end to the WSW at 240° azimuth when it seemed to burn out and drop suddenly with reddish-range glowing fragments which lasted less than 1 sec. Later aerial search of the ground site in daylight found nothing. (FOIA)

Detailed reports and documents
OSI Case 11, MAXW-PBB4-1293 - BB Microfilm (Fran Ridge)
OSI Cases 8,9,10,11,13 - BB Microfilm (Dan Wilson)

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