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.

DC-4 Encounters UFO / Compass Deviates
February 3, 1967
Near Lima, Peru

0:30 GMT
Duration sev minutes
aircraft DC-4
multiple observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
February 3, 1967; near Lima, Peru
6:30 PM / 0:30 GMT.  The pilot was flying a Fawcett Airlines passenger jet from Piura (Chiclayo??) to Lima. The DC-4 was at 7,000 feet at 24:30 GMT (February 2) when they saw, west of the plane, a very luminous object which they thought was a star or planet. But after they were very sure that the apparent movement of the object was not the effect of their aircraft's motion, they could see that the object was approaching them very fast and was closer to their aircraft. They estimated the distance of the object was about 8 nautical miles. Pilot: "At this time it was really a spectacle, it had so much light that all passengers of our plane saw it and started to be very nervous and exclaimed, "There is an OVNI". After a while the UFO passed over the plane and stopped right over them. At this moment they noticed a 15° left oscillation on their radio compass, and later a 20° right oscillation without stopping, and all the lights in the main cabin started to reduce in intensity. Then, as their fluorescent lights of the cockpit and all radio receptions went out there was a bit of static noise. (After the flight they were informed that their transmission were "5X5 OK"). The UFO, from the 90° position over their plane, moved over to the east of the plane, increasing its light by about 50% into a bluish light and disappeared with a fantastic speed. After 5 minutes the UFO returned with another one and situated itself at a close distance from their tail section, and in this formation they flew for 5 minutes before landing at the Lima International Airfield.  Photos were taken but confiscated. * (Timothy Good’s Beyond Top Secret, p.267; Project 1947, Jan Aldrich; NARCAP Case 28)

* Note:
This is the only surviving photo of the funnel-shaped flying object that paced the DC-4. The passengers were all held for interrogation by authorities after the plane landed. Several of the passengers had taken photos of the strange craft alongside the airliner, but all cameras were taken and all film was confiscated. One passenger, who insisted on remaining anonymous, succeeded in saving his film from which this single photograph was made.

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Feb. 3, 1967; Lima, Peru photo *

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