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.

Huge Oval Encountered By C-54 Crew
March 4, 1952
Sea of Japan, near Ashiya, Japan

10:35 a.m. local
Duration 1-1/2-2 mins
C-54 aircraft
3 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
An underestimated "sleeper" whose documents paint a picture of a daytime observation of a huge oval-shaped object viewed by the crew of a C-54, and a duration that eliminates any type of rare daylight meteor.

Brad Sparks:

March 4, 15 miles W of Ashiya AFB, Japan (BBU)
10:35 a.m. USAF C-54 crew with 53rd Troop Carrier Sq saw a bright orange oval object at 10,000 ft. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
March 4, 1952, Sea of Japan, (BBU)
10:35 a.m. The pilot, 1st Lt. E.J. Weed, and crew, co-pilot 2nd Lt. T.G. Camidge and engineer S/Sgt. T. Dendy, of a USAF C-54 aircraft, 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron, observed a bright orange oval-shaped object. The object, approximately 50 to 100 feet in length and 50 foot thick, was flying at a terrific speed at an estimated altitude of 10,000 feet and was observed for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Lt. Weed further stated that the object was definitely not a jet aircraft.

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