Category 11 Case Directory
  SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT 
 
  Preliminary
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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.

F-86 On GCI Intercept
April 27, 1950
Plymouth, Massachussetts

 CST 0900
Duration 15 secs
aircraft F-86
United States
Military
1 observer
No EMI
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 27, 1950; Plymouth, Mass. (BBU)
At 0900 hours (1100 hours ???*), 2nd Lt. Frederick A. Beebe, 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Otis AFB, Mass., flying an F-86 on a GCI mission at 21,000 feet, observed a light brown, flat oval object flying at terrific speed. Beebe did not attempt pursuit because of the terrific speed of the object. The length of observation was approximately 15 seconds.

Fran Ridge:
There were three major UFO incidents on the same day. 1) An F-80 incident at Camp Haugen, near Hachinohe, Japan (BBU) which we have listed but have not yet processed. 2) The White Sands filming while preparing for an MX-776A Shrike air-to-ground missile test by USAF contractor Land-Air, Inc. (Triangulation resulted in 30 ft size and 150,000 ft altitude for the "high speed" objects located between Holloman AFB and Tularosa Peak). And 3) the famous Goshen, Indiana Trans World Airlines Flight 117 pilot Capt. Robert Adickes and FO Robert F. Manning case.

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