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.

Crew Of C-46 Encounters Cream-Colored Disc
April 9, 1952
Shreveport, Louisiana

2:30 p.m. CST
Duration 15 mins + (*)
aircraft C-46
United States
2 + observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 9, 1952; Bet. Shreveport and Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (BBU)
2:30 p.m. (CST). USAF C-46 crew [pilot and copilot] flying E at 90° heading at 9,000 ft saw a 30-40 ft cream color disc-shaped object ahead of the plane at about 4,000 ft, object reversed course heading E [but was overtaken by C-46 and passed under it ??], C-46 and object both [?] made 360° turns, object climbing into clouds at 12,000 ft at 200-­400 mph.(*) Similar sighting at 2:45 p.m. by another C-46 5-6 miles N of Barksdale AFB of an object disappearing on a N heading at 11,000 ft. (BB Status Rpt 6; cf. NARCAP)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520409shreveport_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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