Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 5
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| CST 0900
Duration 15 secs
No radar contact
April 27, 1950; Plymouth, Mass. (BBU)
At 0900 hours (1100 hours ???*), 2nd Lt. Frederick A. Beebe, 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Otis AFB, Mass., flying an F-86 on a GCI mission at 21,000 feet, observed a light brown, flat oval object flying at terrific speed. Beebe did not attempt pursuit because of the terrific speed of the object. The length of observation was approximately 15 seconds.
There were three major UFO incidents on the same day. 1) An F-80 incident at Camp Haugen, near Hachinohe, Japan (BBU) which we have listed but have not yet processed. 2) The White Sands filming while preparing for an MX-776A Shrike air-to-ground missile test by USAF contractor Land-Air, Inc. (Triangulation resulted in 30 ft size and 150,000 ft altitude for the "high speed" objects located between Holloman AFB and Tularosa Peak). And 3) the famous Goshen, Indiana Trans World Airlines Flight 117 pilot Capt. Robert Adickes and FO Robert F. Manning case.
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