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.

C-130 Crew Encounters UFO / EME to Radio & Radar
April 20, 1964
McMurdo Sound, Naval Air Station, Antartic

Early morning.
Duration 20 mins+
aircraft C-130
6  observers
No  radar contact

Fran Ridge:
April 20, 1964; McMurdo Sound, Naval Air Station, Antartic
Early morning. During Operation Deep Freeze 6 members of a US coast Guard aircraft sighted a V formation of nine objects glowing white and flying at an estimated 35,000 feet altitude. They were flying from McMurdo Naval Base with supllies and were travelling in a C-130 turbo-prop transport airplane . The right side observer first sighted the objects approaching at about 400 knots from above and to their right side. When they came abreast of the airplane  they showed to its speed. After a "short time" they flew above above the airplane and took up position above and to their left side. The pilot attempted to radio the ground but the radio was dead and their radar also stopped working. When the pilot tried to switch to auxiliary power it too was not functioning. At one point the airplane’s engines stopped (the oil began to congeal in the very cold air). Instead of loosing altitude it maintained "a steady altitude and course." The airplane alledgly continued flying in complete silence ! Then it entered a "strange haze" (likened to a white-out) with air filled with static electricity. There was electrical arcing from one’s body to metal inside the fuselage. The haze vanished after about 20 minutes. The power suddenly returned and the crew was able to restart the engines in sequence. The airplane had covered a distance of 265 nautical miles during the 45-50 minute period while travelling at from an indicated airspeed of from 160-190 knots. (From Dr Richard F. Haines, Project Delta : a study of multiple UFO, LDA Press, 1994, APRO bulletin Vol. 23 No. 3)
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