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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.

P-80 Pilot Sees Circular Objects Dive & Land
June 30, 1947
Nr. rim of Grand Canyon, Arizona

9:10 a.m. MST
Duration N/s
P-80 aircraft
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 30, 1947; Nr. rim of Grand Canyon, Arizona (BBU)
9:10 a.m. (MST?). Navy Lt. William G. McGinty flying P-80 from Williams AAF at 30,000 ft heading S saw 2 gray, circular objects about 8 or 10 ft diameter, diving at "unconceivable" speed from about 25,000 ft, which appeared to land 25 miles S of the Grand Canyon. (Vallée Magonia 59; cf. Project 1947; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470630grandcanyon_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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