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.

Transport Crew Encounters 100' Light
Oct. 19, 1952

6:58 p.m. local
Duration 5 mins
aircraft C-50
crew, observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 19, 1952; (Pacific) 500 miles S of Hawaii (BBU 2175)
6:58 p.m. Crew of USAF C-50 transport plane saw a 100 ft diameter round yellow light, with a red glowing edge, fly at 300-400 knots (350-450 mph). 20 secs. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
The documents say that the plane (C-50?) was from the 48th Air Transport Squadron out of Hickman AFB, Hawaii and flying to Travis AFB, Calif.  The 48th flew the C-54 and the C-97 aircraft, so the plane was probably a C-54 or C-97. The teletype goes on to say the object was observed for approximately 5 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/521019pacific_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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