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.

Wingshaped Object Hovers Then Passes P-51
Nov. 24, 1951
Mankato, Minnesota

3:53 p.m. local
Duration approx 5 secs
aircraft P-51
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 24, 1951; Mankato, Minn. (BBU)
3:53 p.m. One of two USAF pilots flying P-51 fighters flying W at 25,000 ft, 210 knots IAS, Capt. William Fairbrother, saw a white 8 ft flying-wing­shaped object hovering then pass 100 ft over and 100 ft to the left of his fighter, he immediately turned 180° to follow but could not find object. (Project 1947; NARCAP; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/511124mankato_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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