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.

Rectangular Object Moving Faster Than F-80
Nov. 21, 1949
Akita, Honshu, Japan

11:00 local
aircraft F-80C
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 21, 1949; Akita, Honshu, Japan (BBU)
USAF pilot flying F-80 fighter saw a rectangular object flying at 500 mph. (Weinstein)

Dan Wilson:
Nov. 21, 1949; Akita, Honshu, Japan (BBU)
11:00 a.m. A USAF pilot, while flying at 30,000 feet in an F-80C, on a heading of 220 degrees at 220 mph, observed an object which appeared to be  an aerial  tow target at an estimated altitude of 31,000 to 32,000 feet. It was traveling at an estimated speed of 400 to 600 mph on a heading  of 10  to 30 degrees. The object's color was grayish white, was rectangular in shape, and the approximate dimensions were 60 feet long and 20 feet wide. The only indication of movement within the object itself was the apparent flutter of it's trailing edge. (Weinstein, BB files)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/491121japan_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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