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 R5-D Witness Disc Shoot Vertically
Aug. 6, 1952
Port Lyautey, French Morocco

7:51 p.m.
Duration ?
aircraft  R5-D
French Morocco
3 + observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 6-7 [7?], 1952; Port Lyautey [Mina Hassam Tani?], French Morocco (BBU)
7:51 p.m. Control tower personnel and three USN officer pilots [one named Dobos?] while flying R5-D saw a brilliant white disc-shaped luminous object with red blinking light, leaving a smoke trail, traveling straight and level at high speed then shot up vertically to 15,000 ft at high speed, then hovered, descended. When aircraft tried to climb towards object it started moving at high speed and chase was abandoned. (Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520807portlyautey_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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