Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 00:24:03 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: UFOs in New Mexico  March 1950/  Midair collision over Kirtland AFB, T-33 and F-80
To: Francis Ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>


Note:  This all beginning to sound like the movie Disappearance of Flight 412, where the two fighters collided on the intercept mission of the UFO.
 
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 Las Vegas, New Mexico, Daily Optic, March 15, 1950     ( APRO Files)
 
NOW FLYING SAUCERS AREN'T SAUCERS THEY'RE GLOBES WITH ROW OF WINDOWS.
 
(Yesterday)
In Sante Fe, high school student Fred Richardson reported sighting a "huge shining globe" over the mountain peaks about 10 miles northeast of the capital. He said it hovered over the mountains, then put on a burst of speed faster than any jet plane I have ever seen and disappeared to the northeast.  
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ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL MARCH 15, 1950
 
HEADLINES
 
THREE JET FLYERS PARACHUTE TO SAFETY AS JETS COLLIDE OVER THE SANDIA BASE
 
 
The article tells about the collision of a T-33 (training version of the F-80) and an F-80 over the Kirtland AFB on March 14, 1950. Wreckage of one of the planes fell on the Sandia Base.  
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This was during the time period of many sightings of round (globe-shaped) objects that were seen at Kirtland AFB (March 21 and 22, 1950) by 4925th Test Group (Atomic) personnel, and over Vaughn, New Mexico on March 5, 1950. In this case the UFO was seen by an Air Provost Marshal, William J. Haynor, for one hour and 25 minutes. According to the USAF report, movie film was taken of the object. There were three other witnesses.

On March 11, 1950 a round object shaped like a ping pong ball was seen over Holloman AFB, New Mexico.
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Sante Fe National Forest NM
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This is just another case of a midair collision occurring in an area where UFO(s) were reported on the same day.