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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.

B-29 Crew, Others, See 300' Object At 2,000 MPH
Feb. 8, 1950
Tampa, Florida

11:45 p.m. EST
Duration  not stated
2 commercial aircraft & B-29
United States
3 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 8, 1950; Tampa, Florida (BBU)
11:45 p.m. USAF crew of B-29 bomber saw 300 ft long 30 ft wide rocket-shaped object flying at 2,000+ mph. [Eastern Airlines??] (Project 1947; FUFOR Index) multiple?
Dan Wilson:
February. 8, 1950; Tampa, Florida
The sighting was reported to Tampa Approach Control by the pilot of Eastern Airlines Flight 509, the pilot of Eastern Airlines Flight 225, and a USAF B-29. Each reported the object proceeding on a straight course in a westerly direction.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/500208tampa_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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