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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.

Silver Disc Encountered By Test Pilot
March 31, 1953
Williams AFB, Arizona

1:45 p.m. MST
Duration 10 secs
aircraft no ID
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
March 31, 1953; 16 miles west of Williams AFB, Arizona (BB)
1:45 p.m. MST. A civilian test pilot in an aircraft traveling in a NW direction at 4,000 feet at 175 mph observed a silver disc-shaped object traveling from north to south at a terrific rate of speed. The size of the object was estimated at 3 feet or larger. A pibal weather balloon was scheduled to be launched at 2:00 p.m. MST (2100Z) 15 minutes after the sighting. The length of observation was 10 seconds. DATE - TIME GROUP 31/2045Z CIRVIS Report.

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reports/530331williams-afb_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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