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.

Huge Object Rushes Up From Ocean Surface
Feb. 21, 1951
Heading Toward Newfoundland from Iceland

0300 local
Duration 5 mins
aircraft Navy ???
9 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
February 21, 1951; Newfoundland (BB)
3:00 AM local. Lt. George Williams was piloting a Navy Fleet Logistics airplane cruising at 10,000 feet. At first he thought the object was a ship and then called the copilot forward. Nine witnesses saw the object approach at terrific closing rate.  It veered to their port side and hovered momentarily, then rose at extremely rapid rate and disappeared off their port quarter. Size was estimated at 200 feet in diameter, flat elliptical or cigar shaped by side view and seemed to be producing a ring of red-orange exhaust all along the edge. The Moon was also visible and almost full. This indicates Bethune and his crew  were not making up a story based on someone else's experience since their's was 11 days prior and that the Keyhoe rendition (Cmdr. "Benton" case) was probably the Feb. 21 event).

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:40:57 -0500
Jan Aldrich:
Dewey Fournet spoke to the US Naval Intellignece Class IX as part of his duties. Several Naval officers related UFO experiences to Fournet which they had previous had.  One of the officers, Lt George P. Williams, told Fournet that he piloted a Navy Fleet Logistics Air Wing aircraft aid he and 9 other crewmen had encountered a UFO over the North Atlantic on 21 Feb 1951.  They were heading towards Newfoundland at 10,000 feet when they encountered the object. Williams mentioned that he saw the moon prior to seeing the UFO. Except for the date, Williams' account sounds like Bethune's....Bill Pitts had Fournet's brief case which was filled with material he took when he left the Service. Bill let Tom and I copy the material.  Tom was of the opinion that Lt. George Williams' account does not relate to Bethunes' because of the date.

Detailed reports and documents
docs/510221incident26doc.pdf (Jan Aldrich)
Incident #26 Operation Interloper - Recent Reports doc - Lt. Geo.Williams pdf (Jan Aldrich)
Feb. Object (Kingdon on Bethune a/c) Similar But 11 Days Prior - MAXW-PBB8-1032-1039 (Fran Ridge)

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