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.

Smooth Black Object Crosses Path Of DC-3
Aug. 4, 1947
Bethel, Alaska

Sunset, local
Duration ???
DC-3 aircraft
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 4,  1947; NW of Bethel, Alaska (BBU)
Sunset. Pilot Capt. Jack Peck and copilot Vince Daly flying a DC-3 saw a smooth surfaced black object larger than a DC-3 with no visible means of propulsion cross their flight path at 500-1,000 ft height. They averted collision, then turned in pursuit at 170 mph but the object flew out of sight [to the NW at about 500 mph]. [Additional witness Johnston??] (FOIA; Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470804bethel_report2.htm (Loren Gross/Fran Ridge)
reports/470804bethel_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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