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.

RC-121 Crew Tracks Object With Sextant
April 24, 1961
SW of San Francisco, California

3:34 p.m. PST
Duration 8 mins
aircraft RC-121D
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 24, 1961; 200 miles SW of San Francisco, Calif. (BBU 7359)
3:34 a.m. (PST). AEW&C Sq aircraft commander Capt. H. J. Savoy and navigator 1st Lt. M. W. Rand, on USAF RC-121D radar patrol plane at 11,000 ft saw reddish-white round object or light, similar to satellite or aircraft, angular size of pinhead at arm's length, moving W to E, tracked through sextant from 29°55' elevation 140° azimuth (SE) disappearing at the horizon at 50° (or 60° text barely legible) azimuth. No sound, no trail, weather clear, check for Echo satellite negative. (Berliner; Jan Aldrich-NICAP)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/610424sanfrancisco_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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