Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 5
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|Time not known
Duration 30 mins
Bt. Britain & France
No radar contact
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).
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.
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