Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 5
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|10:35 a.m. local
Duration 1-1/2-2 mins
No radar contact
An underestimated "sleeper" whose documents paint a picture of a daytime observation of a huge oval-shaped object viewed by the crew of a C-54, and a duration that eliminates any type of rare daylight meteor.
March 4, 15 miles W of Ashiya AFB, Japan (BBU)
10:35 a.m. USAF C-54 crew with 53rd Troop Carrier Sq saw a bright orange oval object at 10,000 ft. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)
March 4, 1952, Sea of Japan, (BBU)10:35 a.m. The pilot, 1st Lt. E.J. Weed, and crew, co-pilot 2nd Lt. T.G. Camidge and engineer S/Sgt. T. Dendy, of a USAF C-54 aircraft, 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron, observed a bright orange oval-shaped object. The object, approximately 50 to 100 feet in length and 50 foot thick, was flying at a terrific speed at an estimated altitude of 10,000 feet and was observed for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Lt. Weed further stated that the object was definitely not a jet aircraft.
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