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.

Meteor Jet Almost Collides With Object
Oct. 21, 1957
RAF Gaydon, Warwickshire, England

9:18 p.m. local
Duration not given
aircraft Meteor fighter
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 21, 1957; RAF Gaydon [North Luffenham?], Warwickshire, England (BBU)
9:18 p.m. RAF pilot flying Meteor fighter had near collision with object near atomic base, 6 lights emerged when fighter approached, object disappeared suddenly, ground radar tracking confirmed sighting. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index; Mary Castner/CUFOS)

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 21, 1957; RAF Gaydon, Warwickshire, England (BBU)
9:18 p.m. local time. RAF Flying Officer D. W. Sweeney flying a Meteor jet fighter at 28,000 feet west from RAF Station at North Luffenham almost collided with an object which he said was moving slowly and showing six lights. After taking violent evasive action Sweeney approached the object from starboard side. As he closed in on the object the lights went out and the object vanished. Sweeney estimated that his aircraft was directly over Gaydon where atom-bomber crews train in Valiants. A radar sighting at RAF Station Langtoft confirmed that the object was at approximately 28,000 feet over Gaydon.

Fran Ridge:
This incident is multiply listed as AVCAT and RADCAT (radar) with possible nuclear connection (NUCAT).

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571021rafgaydon_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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