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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.

Red Light Eludes F-94
June 22, 1953
Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada

1:40 a.m. local
Duration 5 mins
aircraft F-94
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 22, 1953; Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada (BBU 2601)
2:10 a.m. Pilot and radar operator of USAF F-94 jet interceptor saw a red light, flying at 1,000 knots (1,100 mph) elude the chasing F-94. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
June 22, 1953; Goose Bay Labrador, Canada (BBU 2601)
1:40 a.m. local time. 2nd Lt. Walton C. Nichols, a USAF pilot, and a Radar Operator were on combat patrol at 10,000 feet when they sighted a red ball of light some distance ahead and slightly above their F-94 aircraft. They started a visual interception of the object that did not appear to be going too fast until the pilot thought he was gaining on it. The object then appeared to put on speed and climbed in a left turn through the overcast. The F-94 gave up the chase because of low fuel. The pilot estimated the speed of the object to be approximately 1,000 knots. Total length of observation was 5 minutes. [Date-Time 22/0540Z ]

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530622goosebay_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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