Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

Two F-86's Encounter Silver Oval
May 15, 1952
North Korea

11:00 a.m. local
Duration 3-5 secs
aircraft F-86's
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
May 15, 1952; S of Changsong-ni and N of Nangnim Mountain, North Korea (BBU)
11 a.m. USAF Lt. McCarthy and another pilot flying two F-86E jets, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, 25th FI Sq, at 30,000 ft, airspeed 500 knots, on 280° heading. Sighted a silvery oval­shaped object larger than a MiG jet airplane at 9 o'clock position below, to the S, at estimated altitude of 8,000-10,000 ft, about 1,200-1,500 mph, and about 20 miles away. Object on S to N straight flight path in a "rolling maneuver," disappeared at about 3 o'clock position to N. (Jan Aldrich)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520515nkorea_haines.htm (Dr. Richard Haines)
BB Docs MAXW PBB10 769-777 (Dan Wilson)

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