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.

Cessna In Near-Miss with Swept Wing UFO
September 16, 1951
NE of Marion, Ohio

12:17 p.m. EST
Duration few secs
aircraft Cessna NC88878
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 17 [16?], 1951; 3 miles NE of Marion, Ohio (BBU)
12:17 p.m. Cessna pilot Grover saw a black swept-wing object at 2,800 ft in near collision with his aircraft. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Sept.16, 1951; 3 miles NE of Marion, Ohio (BBU)
12:17 p.m.  Mr. Crane Grover, President Federal Bank of Cleveland, was flying his Cessna aircraft when he observed an object with a high tail, 45 degree sweptback wing, long pointed nose, and painted black, coming towards him at a 50 degree reciprocal heading. He barley escaped colliding with the object. The Cessna was at an altitude of 2,800 feet on a heading of 230 degrees.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/510916marion_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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