RADCAT Case Directory
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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

UFO Intercept/Missing F-89 Case
November 23, 1953
Kinross AFB, Michigan

Fran Ridge:
November 23, 1953, Kinross AFB, Michigan
An F-89 crew was on a UFO intercept mission over Kinross AFB, Michigan. Nobody denies that fact. Radar blips of the aircraft and the UFO reportedly "merged" on the screen and the F-89 and its two-man crew were never found. What CAN be found is the best compilation of evidence on this case, right here, with 90% of that in the form of research and the collection of official documents by CUFON (The Computer UFO Network). Our special thanks to Jim Klotz (SYSOP), Chris Lambright (Webmaster), and UFO Reporting and Information Service Director, Dale Goudie. 

Joel Carpenter:
A crucial point is that the first entry clearly implies that the unidentified radar target that Moncla was pursuing when his fighter disappeared was in radio contact with ground controllers at some point [shortly after the blips merged], and therefore was not a UFO: "the bogey was not aware of any aircraft in the area."*

Detailed reports and documents
The Kinross Report (Richard Hall)
RCAF letter debunking AF claim
1953 Kinross F-89 May Have Crashed "Head-On" with UFO (Dirk Vander Ploeg)
Investigation of The Great Lakes Dive Company_Part I.pdf (James Carrion)
Investigation of The Great Lakes Dive Company_Part II.pdf (James Carrion)
Salvage Story A Hoax? (Don Ledger) bad link
New Evidence_ the Kinross UFO Incident - Page 1.pdf
New Evidence_ the Kinross UFO Incident - Page 2.pdf
Kinross_Tragedy_ Analysis_(Brad_Sparks) *

Our thanks to CUFON for the following information
Kinross AFB Missing F-89C - 23 Nov 1953 Case (CUFON)
Kinross AFB/USAF Report Of Aircraft Accident (CUFON)
Kinross Accident Report (Jim Klotz)
kinross_Newspapers_OCR (Jim Klotz)
14-docs/531123kinross_docs.pdf (CUFON)
The Kinross Incident [and photos] (Joel Carpenter)
The Kinross Incident (Gord Heath, UFOBC).pdf

Northrop F-89 Scorpion

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