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.

Strange Parachute-Like Object & P-51
April 9, 1948
Montgomery, Alabama

3:10 p.m.
Duration 5 secs
P-51H aircraft
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

< style="font-weight: bold;">Brad Sparks:  
April 9, 1948; Montgomery, Alabama (BBU)
<>3:10 p.m. Lt. Col. Hughes, Air Tactical School instructor, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Florida, while flying a P-51H fighter at 16,000 ft and just before completing a 180° left turn spotted a silver parachute-shaped 8 ft disc with a 5 ft long cable or shroud underneath suspending a silver canister or ball, at his 10 o'clock position (to the SE) off his left wing headed NW, about 300-500 ft away and 200-­300 ft below him. He banked sharp left to try to follow the object, at 310 mph IAS, but it disappeared in 5 secs without dropping in altitude. (FOIA)
Detailed reports and documents
reports/480409montgomery_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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