Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  
  Subclass:  LBR (Light Beam Response)


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.

Object Signals In Reponse To A/C Blink Lights (LBR)
May 13, 1954
Pacific, bet. Hawaii & California

1:45 a.m. local time
Duration 5 mins
aircraft C-124 Transport
United States
# observers, ???
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
May 13, 1954; Pacific bet. Hawaii and Calif. (BBU)
1:45 a.m. (AHDT). USAF pilot Capt. D. B. Mautner, 32nd Air Transport Sq, McChord AFB, Wash., and crew of C-124 transport en route from Hickam AFB, Hawaii, to Travis AFB, Calif., saw bright light moving parallel with them moving to the left, object signaled back in response to aircraft blinking lights, departed to NE at very high speed climbing. (Jan Aldrich)

Dan Wilson:
May 13, 1954; Co-ordinates 26.5N 146.12 W  (BBU)
Intelligence Report IR-117-54 states: As far as can be determined by the preparing officer, no other friendly aircraft were in the area at the time of the sighting. 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540513pacific_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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