Category 11 Case Directory
  SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT 
 
  Preliminary
Rating: 5  

                                   
     

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.

Aerial Encounter With Disc
July 9, 1951
Agusta, Georgia

EST 1:40-1:50
Duration
aircraft F-51
United States
Military
1 observer
No EMI
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
July 9, 1951. Near Dearing (25 mi W of Augusta), Georgia (BBU)
1:40-1:50 p.m. (EST). 1st Lt. George H. Kinmon, Jr., 160th Tactical Recon Wing, Lawson AFB, Columbus, Ga., flying F-51 fighter at 250- 270 mph at 8,000-8,500 ft on heading 247 saw high speed white oval disc about twice size of his plane [or about 75 ft] [or 10-15 ft?] in headon collision from the direction of the sun [sun at about 237 azimuth 72 elevation]] suddenly dive underneath narrowly missing his plane. He turned to pursue but couldn't find object, then 15 secs later the object made another headon dive at him, repeated it several times, on last pass climbed upward out of sight. [Conflicting account to AFOSI states after first dive object continued to barrel-roll around the plane for 10 mins, then disappeared under the plane. Pilot states object was 300 to 400 feet from plane and appeared to be 10 - 15 ft diameter.] Object flat on top and bottom, white not aluminum. Front view with rounded edges slightly beveled, and small crater-like spots. Top view as it dived, object appeared round and spinning clockwise. From front view as object dived observer noted. No vapor trails or exhaust or visible system of propulsion. Described as traveling tremendous speed. He compares its speed to that of a jet plane. Pilot turbulent wake "bump" when object passed under plane. Object left the plane a few miles S of Milledgeville, and 15-20 miles from Macon. (Sparks; Weinstein; NICAP Hall UFO Evid p. 20; Uninvited Guests pp. 328-330; AFOSI files)

Fran Ridge:
In 1964 NICAP was aware of this incident. It was mentioned in the UFO EVIDENCE in Section III, on page 20: The exact date was not known until later, but the incident was known to have taken place in the summer of 1951 somewhere near Augusta, Georgia. Here we have another instance where Project Blue Book did not list a case as "unknown". The actual Air Force intelligence report is now on file (compliments of Richard Hall).

Detailed reports and documents
reports/510709_report.htm (Richard Hall)
reports/510709augusta_doc.htm [document text and actual documents]



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