RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
Rating: 5  


RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

Unidentified Returns on GCI Scope
Sept. 14, 1958
Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 14, 1958; Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
Sept. 14, 1958; Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya (BBU)
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time. There were unidentified returns on radar scopes. The returns were similar in size and intensity to returns from an aircraft. GCA detected a return at 400 feet altitude, 1-1/2 miles distant, bearing 110 degrees. GCI detected a return at 700 feet altitude 30 miles northeast of the station. GCA lost the return at 400 feet 1-1/2 half miles, bearing 260 degrees. GCI lost the return in the ground clutter approximately two miles from the approach end of runway 29. GCA reported  that it entered the precision approach scope from the north and then crisscrossed back and forth on it, sometimes passing completely off the scope. GCA also reported that it showed on the area surveillance radar scope in almost all directions. GCI reported that the object was tracked inbound to the coast at which time it veered to the south. The altitude of the return varied from 200 to 1000 feet and speeds ranging from 25 to 80 knots. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/580914tripoli_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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