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.

Hat-Shaped Object & E-M Effects
March 24, 1955
Ryukyu, Japan

2:30 PM local
Duration ??
aircraft Beechcraft ??
2 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
March 24, 1955; Ryukyu Islands, Japan (BBU)
2:30 PM local. 14:30 GMT. A pilot was giving flying lessons to a student pilot over Ryukyu Islands. A glowing "hat-shaped" object with three "windows" in the "crown", came into view to his left. This extraordinary object changed color from white to orange, as it flew around the Beechcraft plane, "looking it over". None of the instruments worked and the engine sputtered. In a panic, the instructor pilot went into a dive to lose the unwelcome aerial companion, but the UFO easily stayed with the single engine aircraft. Two jets were sent from Kadena AFB. (Sources : Dr Richard F. Haines files [case 16]; UFOs a history : 1955, Loren E. Gross)

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