Category 11 Case Directory
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AT-11 Encounters Object
Feb. 11, 1952
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3:00 a.m. EST
Duration  1 min
AT-11 aircraft
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 11, 1952; Pittsburgh, Penna. (BBU 1052)
3 a.m. USAF Capt. G. P. Arns and Maj. R. J. Gedson flying a Beech AT-11 trainer saw a yellow­orange comet-shaped object pulsing flame for 1-2 secs in straight and level flight. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 11, 1952; Pittsburgh, Penna. (BBU 1052)
3 a.m. EST. USAF Captain George P. Arns, of the 47th Bomb Wing and Major Richard J. Gedeon,  while flying a T-11 aircraft from Cleveland, Ohio, to Langley AFB, saw an unusual flying object near Pittsburgh , Pa. The object had a bright comet-like appearance of yellow to orange colored flame. It was flying above the plane on a reciprocal course and as it approached one to two second pulsations of the flame were noted. These pulsations continued until the object passed out of sight. The sky was clear and illuminated by a bright moon which afforded continuous observation of the object for approximately one minute prior to disappearing from sight.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520211pittsburgh_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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