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.

Gloster "Meteor" Encounters Disc / Salandin Case
October 4, 1954
Essex, England

4:15 p.m. +
aircraft Gloster Meteor
3 observers
No radar contact

Richard Hall:
October 4, 1954; Essex, England
4:15 p.m. +. An RAF pilot encountered a UFO over Essex.  Flight Lt. J.R. Salandin of the 604th Fighter Squadron, flying a Meteor jet out of North Weald, Essex, nearly collided head-on with a huge, metallic appearing object. The UFO was shaped like two saucers pressed together, one inverted on top of the other. At the last second, it flipped to one side and streaked past at tremendous speed. Two round UFOs had been sighted speeding between two other Meteor jets in the vicinity just before Lt. Salandin's sighting. (NICAP UFO EVIDENCE, 122; London Illustrated News, December 2, 1954)

Victor J. Kean:
Project FT: Timothy Good in "Above Top Secret" (Page 35) gives the date as October 14th, 1954 with a detailed account in which he corrected some inaccuracies which had previously appeared in FSR. Vol.1 No.1 1955 p2. Reprinted FSR Vol.30, No.2 1984.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/541004essex_wilson.htm (Dan Wilson)
Original errored version of account from Flying Saucer Reader
Corrected, more-detailed account - Timothy Good
MISC-AFOSR4-289 [newsclipping in BB files] (Dan Wilson)
NARA-PBB1-117 [no mention in listing] (Fran Ridge)

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