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.

Light Maneuvers Near C-60 Airliner
July 10, 1952
Nr. Quantico, Virginia

8:18 p.m. EST
Duration 10 mins
aircraft Lockheed C-60
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks: 
July 10, 1952; Near Quantico, Virginia. (BBU)
8:18 p.m. Pilot of National Airlines Flight 42, a C-60 aircraft, saw a very bright amber glow, stationary then climbing slowly till disappearance. (Project 1947)

Dan Wilson:
July 10, 1952; Near Quantico, Virginia.
8:18 p.m. EST. Capt. J. E. Lundy and Copilot Leon Blanks flying a C-60 airliner for National Airlines observed one object resembling an aircraft landing light. The object became brighter as it approached the airliner from the north. The object then performed a climbing turn away from the aircraft and the appearance changed, resembling a light emitted by a red flare. The object was reportedly too fast to be an aircraft of known type.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520710quantico_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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