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.

Lodestar Crew Sees Stationary Silver Elongated Object
Feb. 19, 1951
Nr. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya

7:20 a.m. local
Duration 17 mins
aircraft Lodestar
Observers, crew & 9 passengers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks;
Feb. 19, 1951; Near Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya (BBU)
7:20 a.m. East African Airways Lodestar crew and several passengers saw stationary silvery elongated object. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 19, 1951; Near Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya (BBU)
7:20 a.m. An unknown object was seen by the crew and passengers of an East African Airways "Lodestar" plane. The object was bullet-shaped with a fin at one end. It appeared to be about 10,000 feet above Mt. Kilimanjaro and hanging motionless. After about 17 minutes the object began to climb rapidly and moved eastward toward the coast. Captain J Bicknell, Master of the plane, obtained the signatures of all nine passengers to a document stating they had personally observed the object.

Fran Ridge:
One American was supposed to have taken a picture of the object and another American (both on board) allegedly used 30' of film to shoot the object, this according to the Foreign Service Dispatch. Neither the photos or films nor the men who took them were ever found.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/510219kilimanjaro_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/510219killimanjaro_shough.htm (Martin Shough)
reports/510219killimanjaro_vj.htm (Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos)

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