Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 5
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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.
aircraft not given
1 observer ?
May 26, 1979; Hailey, Idaho
0:05 GMT. Pilot (may have been more than 1 witness) of a private plane sighted five orange objects flying in a horizontal line formation which tilted and spread out. The then regrouped into a vertical line formation and then got all mixed up and seemed to come right at the plane as the distance was closing. They lengthened the distance from the pilot out front and went over to his left. At that time both the magnetic compass and the automatic direction finder started spinning. At that point they were again in a straight line formation just before blinking out. According to the pilot, the radio interception was blocked by static and the engine started running rough. At the same time, ground radar had contact on both the plane and the objects. Finally, a large orange object approached the aircraft at a tremendous speed. The pilot climbed rapidly and did not see the object again. (From Dr Richard F. Haines Project Delta Case 45)
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