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.

C-46 Crew Observe Disc Over AEC Plant
July 5, 1952
Hanford Atomic Plant, Richland, Washington

6:00 a.m. PST
Duration ?
aircraft C-46 Convair
United States
4 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks
July 5, 1952; Hanford Atomic Works, Richland, Washington (BBU)
6 a.m. Conner Airlines C-46 pilot Baldwin, another pilot and 2 copilots saw a perfect circular white disc above the Hanford site. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
July 5, 1952; Hanford Atomic Works, Richland, Washington (BBU)
At 6:00 a.m. PST. Four pilots flying at 9,000 feet, observed a disc-like object just below a deck of wispy clouds about 10,000 to 15,000 feet directly above the C-46. The witnesses were: Capt. John Baldwin, Capt. George Robertson, H.D. Shenkel, and Steven Summers. Baldwin said that the disc stood still at first and then seemed to back away and change shape...becoming flat...gaining speed...and then disappearing. Robertson said "we couldn't pick it up on our radar. We reversed our course and went back, but we couldn't spot it again." (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520705hanford_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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