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.

On Collision Course & Definitely Not Aircraft
Feb. 20, 1952
Mt. Diablo, California

11;30 p.m. local
Duration ???
aircraft B-25
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 20, 1952; Mt. Diablo, Calif. (BBU)
11:30 p.m. USAF pilot Montgomery and copilot of B-25 bomber saw bright yellow light on collision course climb and accelerate. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 20, 1952, Mt. Diablo, Calif. (BBU)
11:30 p,m.  Captain John Watkins (pilot) and Captain Richard Montgomery (co-pilot) of B-25 #8820, observed a bright yellow light between Stockton and Sacramento, Calif., while flying the aircraft at 8,000 feet. As the object approached the plane and passed in front of it the pilot stated that the object was definitely not another aircraft. The object first came into view on an apparent collision course with the B-25. No other aircraft in the area & no radar returns.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/520220mtdiablo_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Jean Waskiewicz)

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