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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.

Crew Of T-29 Encounters Several Objects
Jan. 27, 1953
Mather AFB, California

10:40 a.m. PST
Duration 4-5 mins
aircraft T-29
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 27, 1953; Mather AFB, California (BB)
At 10:40 a.m. PST, while flying in a T-29 aircraft, 1st Lt. Cukar saw a round flat object like a pie tin. It was very bright; a brilliant silver. He watched the object for a minute to a minute and a half and then four more objects appeared and then disappeared. The one object was seen to move towards the aircraft and then move away. Capt. Madley in the same T-29 originally saw four objects and one was particularly bright. The objects appeared to be tumbling within themselves; a barrell roll effect, passing inside of each others orbit. Madley saw one object move towards the T- 29 and then move away and had thought they were going to have a midair collision. He estimated that the disks were at 12,000 feet in altitude and 30 to 60 miles away.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530127mather_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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