Category 11 Case Directory
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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.

Airliner Encounters Saucer Over English Channel
October 18, 1953
English Channel

Time not known
Duration  30 mins
aircraft ???
Bt. Britain & France
2 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
Oct.18, 1953; English Channel
Airline pilots, Capt. Peter Fletcher and First Officer R. L. Lemon saw a UFO "like two shallow saucers with their rims together." Airline was BEA enroute to France.  Also described as a large, elliptical, highly polished metallic - like flying at about 20,000 feet.  Sky was clear.  Duration about 30 minutes. (UFOE, page 35; APRO Bulletin 15 May 1954, page 12).

Barry Greenwood:
I have a note (source unknown) saying the London Daily Express mentioned pilots of a BEA flight to Paris saw an object but later discovered that a radar station at Northolt tracked an object that "revolved about them" for two hours but on ober 9th. I don't have the clip available.

Detailed reports and documents
No documents located 

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