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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.

Capital Airlines Pilot Confirms Michigan Sightings
Nov. 24, 1951
Coopersville, Michigan

5:34 p.m. CST
Duration ???
United States
1 observer + gnd observers
No radar contact (radar out)

Fran Ridge:
On this date, at 2320Z, for an unexplained reason, Selfridge AFB radar ceased operation (See SECRET document MISC-PBB2-829 below). Other Michigan sightings at the same time were made from the ground. (See bottom link below).MAXW-PBB9-589 says pilot had also heard that the tower had intercepted a message saying that a radar, whose location was classified, had picked up an unidentified return 20 miles east of the station and he assumed that this was what they were asking him about over the phone.

Dan Wilson:

Nov. 24, 1951; Coopersville, Mich. (BBU)
5:34 (5:25?) p.m. (CST). Capital Airlines Flight 94 pilot and ground observer(s) saw a large round object flying at 500-1,000 ft height at about 1,000 mph. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
bb/MAXW-PBB9-589.jpg (Dan Wilson)
17 Oct 2006  reports/511124michigan_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
09 Jan 2007   reports/511124michigan_report2.htm (Dan Wilson)
bb/MISC-PBB2-829 (Fran Ridge)
Sightings From The Ground /511124michigan_dir.htm (Fran Ridge)

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