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.

Huge Metallic Disc Paces B-25
Jan. 1, 1955
Nr. Cochise, New Mexico

6:44 a.m. MST
Duration 5-7 mins
aircraft B-25
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
Not  very many documents but this is a very interesting case, even listed as an Unknown by the Air Force. This is a flying saucer report and the incident occurred over New Mexico.

Brad Sparks:

Jan, 1, 1955; 30 miles E [W?] of Cochise, New Mexico (BBU 3382)
6:44 a.m. MST. Instructor [Capt. D. F. Ritzdorf ?] and student pilot [F. W. Miller?] flying USAF B-25 bomber/trainer saw a metallic disc, shaped like two pie pans face-to-face, 120-130 ft diameter, pace the B-25, showing both its edge and its face. Only item in case file was summary form. [See Feb. 1, 1955, incident.] (Berliner; cf. NARCAP)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/550101cochise_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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