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.

Four B-36-Sized Discs Observed By 3-Man Crew
January 29, 1953
Malibu Beach, California

2:20 p.m. PST
Duration 5 mins
aircraft Twin engine Beechcraft
United States
3 observer
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 29, 1953; Malibu Beach, Calif. (BB)
At 2:20 p.m. PST, four metallic disc-shaped objects the size of a B-36 flying in squadron formation in a vertical plane at approximately 20,000 feet at an estimated speed of 1200 mph were observed by a three man crew of a Northrup Aviation Corp. plane. These men were Rex Hardy Jr., a Northrup aircraft test pilot, Chester Mathews, another test pilot and Jim Wilkinson, a Northrup photographer. The objects were observed for approximately 5 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530129malibubeach_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
articles/530129malibubeach_article.htm (Dan Wilson)

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