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Aircraft/UFO encounters catalog:

Air Misses:

This is a Military, Airline and Private Pilot UFO sightings from 1942 to 1996 listing, compiled and © 1997 by Dominique Weinstein.

You can find a lot of information about aircraft and UFO encounters or incidents in the Air Miss section of this site.

Key to the codes:

Aircraft:
M Military aircraft
A Airliner
P Private aircraft

Radar:
AR Airborne Radar
GR Ground Radar
RO Radar Only

Codes:
G Ground witnesses
X More than one plane involved
E Effects on plane - EME, engine failed, ...etc or on pilot's health

Time:
LT Local Time
GMT Greenwich Meridian Time - Zulu Time

Date and time: Country: Location: Type of plane and witness: UFO description: Radar: Codes
G X E
Sources:
25 March 1942
Midnight
Holland Zuiderzee M An RAF bomber crew One luminous orange disc 357
44.11.23
22h00
France north of Strasbourg M A USAAF P-70 fighter (415th NFS) crew several luminous spheres with pulsating light 303/352/357
405/03/22
44.11.27
Midnight
Germany Speyer M A USAAF P-70 fighter (415th NFS) crew A huge orange sphere 03/22/352
45.02.mid
10h00
USA Texas M USAAF C-47 (2nd AF headquarters) pilot + 2 passengers A cylindrical shaped object, dull flat grey, traveled in straight line, 30 ft long 03
45.05.02 Pacific Ocean Fala Island, Truck Atoll M A B-24 bomber pilot 2 cherry red objects changing color, followed aircraft through evasive actions 0320
45.07. mid
noon
USA Hanford Nuclear Plant, Richland, Washington M 6 US Navy F-6F Hellcat pilots A huge pinkish oval-shaped object, hovering 20 minutes, at about 65,000ft GR X M344
46.08.01 USA Tampa, Florida M A USAAF C-47 crew A cigar-shaped object with portholes followed by a trail of fire 115/303
47.06.24
15h00
USA Mount Rainier, Washington P A private plane pilot (Kenneth Arnold) A formation of 9 saucer-shaped objects, reflecting the sunlight 34/103/303/
310/339/357
47.07.04
21h12
USA Emmett, Idaho A An United Airlines DC-3 (flight 105)pilot and crew two formations of 5 and 4 dark grey discs flying along the plane on the same course L325/103/116
303/310/337
339/342/359/
47.08.18
12h00
USA near Mountain Home, Idaho A United Airlines flight 147pilot - copilot 2 objects shaped like "skeet target" seen flying under plane 03
48.01.07-
afternoon
USA Fort Knox, Kentucky M 3 Air National Guard P-51 Mustang pilots + several thousands witnesses A huge circular metallic object hovered, chased by 3 planes, one P-51 crashed G X E A25.12/115
303/347/355
A26.1/357
48.06.16 USSR Baskuschak area M experimental plane test pilot A banana-shaped object with beams of light GR E 325/406
03/418
48.10.15
23h05
Japan Fukuoka M P-61 "Black Widow" (68th F.S.) pilot and radar operator A dark cigar-shaped object AR 255/303
342
49.05.21 USA Hanford, Washington M F-82 USAF pilot One silvery disc hovered above radar station GR G 255
50.03.08
Morning
USA Dayton, Ohio AM 2 TWA airliners + 2 F-51 fighters - pilots + ground observers A huge round and metallic-looking object hovered then climbed away GR G X 303
50.09
07h00 LT
North Korea 40°N/127°E M A US Navy night fighterpilot 2 large flying discs, with a silver mirror surface, 600-700 ft diameter AR E 03/406
418
51.09.18
00h20
Canada Goose Bay, Labrador M A USAF B-36 bombercrew several saucer-shaped objects during 20 minutes ARGR 386

400/418
52.03.22
18h05 LT
USA 20 miles south of Yakima, Washington M An F-94 pilot + radar operator A stationary red fire-ball seen by pilot several times GRAR 342
418/434
52.05.26
03h20 LT
North Korea Above North Korea M An F-94C pilot + Radar operator One bright white object, accelerated at tremendous speed ARGR 369
418
52.05.31
03h45 LT
Korea south of Chorwon M An F-94 fighter pilot (319th Fighter squadron) One white-bluish round object, tracked on airborne radar, not on ground radars AR G 20
369
52.06.07
11h18
USA Albuquerque, New Mexico M A B-25 bombercrew rectangular-shaped object, aluminium in color, followed the plane's course 342
03/21
52.07.05
06h00
USA near Richlands, Washington A A Corner Airlines airliner - 2 pilots + 2 copilots A perfect circular white disc above Hanford atomic site GR 303
408
52.07.13 USA 60 miles southwest of Washington D.C. A A National Airlines airliner pilot One white-blue light approached the plane, hovered, then moved away GR 303
408
52.08.01
10h51
USA Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio M 2 USAF F-86 fighters (97th FIS) - pilots A bright round object maneuvered above the fighters GRAR X 303/347/24
353/105
52.09.19
16h14
England Topcliffe, Yorkshire M An RAF Meteor fighter pilot (Operation Mainbrace) A silver disc chased the plane 303/324
400/413/03
52.12.06
05h24
Mexico Gulf 100 miles south of Louisiana coast 20°18N/92°W M A B-29 bombercrew 5 small objects flew around plane, became one larger object tracked at 9000 mph AR 34/M236/24
303/347
53.01.28
21h00
USA Newport Beach, California M A Marines jet fighter (El Toro AB) - pilot + radar operator A red fiery disc moved at great speed and chased by the fighters GR G X 400
411/432
53.03.14
23h45 LT
Japan north of Hiroshima37°25N/132°25E M A US Navy patrol P2V-5crew (10) several groups of 5-10 lights flying slowly on the left of the plane AR 342
03/20/21
53.08.05
night
USA Rapid City, South Dakota M 2 F-84 fighterspilots + ground observer dogfight between a ufo and two fighters (photo taken) ARGR G X 034/303/24
M244/400
53.10.18 Greenland Over Sondrestrom AB M A USAF C-47 6621st Air Squadronpilot + copilot + ground observer A white light flying in a easterly direction, passed above the left side of aircraft GR G 03
53.11.23
18h41/20h00
USA Lake Superior, 70 miles east of Keeneenaw Point, Michigan M A F-89-C (433rd FIS) Kinross AFB2 crew members UFO tracked by GCI, one interceptor scrambled, UFO and plane disappeared GR 303/355/358
03/400/L257
370/434
54.06.23
20h00
USA Between Colombus and Dayton, Ohio M An ANG F-51 Mustang fighter - pilot + Control operator A white round light chased the plane AR G M254/03
303
54.10.14
16h15
England North Weald, Essex M An RAF Meteor Mk8 fighter pilot A golden and a silver circular objects joined by a third silver disc F30.2/303
324/356/413
55.01.01
06h44 LT
USA 30 miles east of Cochise, New Mexico M A USAF training bomber TB-25instructor pilot + student pilot A metallic disc, looking like 2 inverted plates passed the plane 342
03/20
55.03.16
09h24
USA 30 nautical miles north of Salton Sea, California M A B-47 (SAC) pilot A silver circular object, on a steady course toward south, faded in distance. 03
20
55.03.24
14h30
Japan Ryukyu Islands, between Japan and Formosa P A Beechcraft pilot instructor+ student A hat-shaped object, with 3 windows on the top section, flew in front and under plane E 03/400/412
406
55.07.05
07h05
GMT
Canada Pepperell AFB, New Foundland M 2 army KC-93 pilot An object maneuvered in the sky (according to Bluebook: planet Venus) GR 324
400/03/20
55.08.23
23h50
USA Cincinnati, Ohio M several fighter pilots 3 round and disc-shaped objects made evasive maneuvers GR X 303
400
56.01 Atlantic Ocean near Newfoundland M US Navy Super Constellation R7V-2 pilot + crew A giant disc maneuvering near the plane GR M273
361
56.01.22 USA Mexico Gulf, near New Orleans A A Pan Am airliner - a crew member A big elongated object with yellow lights 303
56.02.12
23h25
Canada Goose Bay, Labrador M An F-89 fighter pilot + radar operator A green and red object flew around the plane AR 342
03
56.02.15 USA Riverside, California M A USN planepilot One cigar-shaped object, brown with no apparent details, straight and level course 03/20
56.02.17-18
- 22h50
France Orly airport, Paris A An Air France DC-3 - pilot + radio operator A huge red blinking light flew erratically GR 303/L132/03
324/L247/105
20/21
56.10.28
03h00
USA 30 miles northwest of Minot AFB, North Dakota M A USAF B-52 crew A bright red-orange object GRAR G E M282
57.07.24
10h00
Japan Nemuro Strait M 2 USAF F-86 fighters - pilots + ground witnesses 2 F-86 scrambled after a disc-shaped object GR X M291
400
57.08.14
20h55
Brazil Santa Catarina, near Joinville A A Varig C-47 cargo pilot, copilot + 2 crew members A saucer-shaped object with a green dome or cupola, passed the plane E M292/400
303/406/03
57.10.21
21h18
England Gaydon RAF Base, Warwickshire M An RAF Meteor fighter pilot near-collision with a UFO, 6 lights came from the object when the pilot approached GR 255/413
324/03/20
59.08.13 USA between Hobbs and Albuquerque, New Mexico P A Cessna 170 pilot three grey round objects circling around the plane, pilot interrogated by USAF E 115/324
400/413
59.09.13
16h00
USA Bunker Hill AFB, Indiana PM A Mooney + a USAF T-33 pilots + 2 control tower operators A white pear-shaped object, metal looking, with a tail maneuvered during 3 hours GR G X 342
59.09.24
05h00
USA Redmond, Oregon M 6 USAF F-102 + 1 USAF B-47 + 1 USAF F-89/pilots + ground observer A huge disc hovered over the city GR G X E M257
61.05.20
Morning
USA Tyndall AFB, Florida M A fighter and a helicopter pilots4756th Air Police Squadron A white-orange round object manoeuvring, disappeared when plane approached GR G X M277
65.03.18
19h06
Japan Dishima Island, between Osaka and Hiroshima AP Toa Airlines Convair 240, pilotPiper Apache pilot + ground witness 3 ellongated objects + one circular object (diameter: 15 meter) G E M263
01
68.09.05
23h00 LT
Spain Madrid MA A Spanish air force F-104 fighter pilot + other pilot + 100 witnesses A triangular-shaped object flying slowly GR G X 324
07
69.04.12
noon
Finland Rissala AFB, near Kuopio M Finnish fighter pilots + ground witnesses 7 balloon or disc- shaped objects, hovered over air base, GR G X 03
70. spring
19h00
USA Loring AFB, Maine M A KC-135 and a Pan Am B707 pilots On final approach, pilots saw a big orange ball off his left wing GR G X 03
70.06 USA San Juan de Puerto Rico AM Pan Am and Caribair airliner + a USAF F-104 + T-33 + B-52 A huge object (40 meters long), flying slowly against wind GR AR G X 07
M266
72.09.14
06h00
USA West Palm Beach Airport, Florida AM An Eastern Airlines airliner pilot + 2 USAF F-106 + ground observers A bright cigar, disappeared when interceptors approached GR AR G X 07/25
115
73.10.18
23h00
USA near Mansfield, Ohio M Army Reserve Huey helicopter
crew (4) + ground witnesses
A cigar emitting a green beam, pilot lost control, radio out of work G E L321/F22.4
255/317/01
413/384/324
73.11.15 Nicaragua Managua AM An airliner pilot + a military helicopter pilot + ground observers A UFO with blue red and green flashing lights GR AR G X L132
73.11.30
19h00
Italy Turin Airport PA A Piper Navajo pilot + 2 Alitalia DC-9 pilots + ground observers A luminous blue-red sphere, moved erratically, darting back and forth GR G X L133/P38
01
74.06.09 Japan Above Japan M A Japanese Air Force F-4EJ pilot + copilot + ground observers A red disc maneuvering around the plane, finally the UFO ran into the plane GR G E 367
07
75.05.03
13h34
Mexico Above Tequesquitengo Lake near Mexico city P Piper PA-24 - pilot 3 domed-discs approached the plane and flew around, plane out of control GR E 317/F21.5
M265/01/03
75.08.14 USA Stockton airport, California M An ANG helicopterpilot + air traffic controlers A disc emiting a bright orange light became dark red when climbing at great speed. GR G 262
01
76.09.19
01h30
Iran Teheran M 2 Iranian Air Force F-4 interceptor pilots A bright object. Smaller object emerged from the bigger one. AR G E A25.3/317 /25/362/ 01/PH23
P51/ 415/ 413
76.11.04
19h00
Australia near Brisbane, Queensland A An Electra aircraft crew + an air traffic controller A light changing colour green to red to green again, appeared to move up and down GR G X 03
430
77.01.21
night
Colombia West of Bogota A An Avianca airliner crew A light followed the plane, in a zig-zag flight, reacted to flashing landing lights GR U3.1
01
77.05.05
09h15
Colombia Tabio P A Cessna 150 - a trainee pilot A white inverted object, looking like an inverted plate, effects on plane and pilot E 317
L167
77.10.26
17h00
USA between Abilene and Dallas, Texas PM 2 private planes + 2 USAF T-38 4 pilots A bright red sphere hovering then climbing, changed to white and shot straight up X E M181
01
77.12.09
17h30
Australia Kunamura P A Cessna 206 - pilots An apparently metallic oval-shaped object passed below the plane 01/M147
400/03/430
78.01.01
12h50
USA Northwest of Santa Monica, California P Cessna 170A pilot A metal-looking saucer with a clear dome and several "windows" M122
U3.1/01
78.11.15 USA Eastern Washington state M 4 military fighters - 3 pilots A circular green object GRAR X M186
07
79.03.00
09h00
Korea near Taeku Air Base M 2 ROKAF F-42 pilots A disc-shaped object, radiating a bright golden light 03/07
405
79.06.18
11h30
Italy Quinto, Treviso M Fiat G91-R (14th Fighter Group) - pilot + ground observers A black cylindrical object GR G F33.1/07
413
79.11.11
23h08 LT
Spain Ibiza IslandAirway Mallorca-Valencia A TAE Supercaravelle (flight JK-297) - pilot near collision with two bright red lights GR G 324/413/25
01/07/400
81.02.09
22h40
USA San Jose airport, California P Cessna 150 - pilot + passenger near-collision with a bright round object (diameter: 3 m) with a pulsating red light G M271
01
81.07.04
16h45
USA South of Michigan Lake, near Milwaukee A An L-1011 airliner pilot A bright silver disc with 6 round portholes, reflecting the sunlight F27.4
F27.5/01
82.02.08
03h10
Brazil between Petrolina and Rio de Janeiro A VASP airliner crew and most passengers and other planes's crews followed by a bright disc with flashing red, blue, orange, yellow and white lights GR X L269
84.04.13
21h40
China Pixian area, Jiansu AM (flight CA982) + Chinese AF fighterscrew + several passengers near collision with a milky white disc, 3 lights circled the plane, jets scrambled GR X 142
84.07.26
night
USA North of Detroit, Michigan A Air France B747 crew + Olympic Airways and Lufthansa crews Metal-looking sphere with a luminous trail passed the plane GR G X 134
161
85.01.29
04h10
USSR 120 km. from Minsk A plane TU-134A (flight 8352)crew A glowing yellow object, shape changing from conical, to oval, then square. GR X F30.5/413
03
85.07.22
17h45
Zimbabwe Bulawayo and 5 other towns, Matabeleland M 2 Hawk fighters (AF of Zimbabwe)pilots A very bright round object with a short cone above it GR G X 413
07
86.05.11
16h00
USA Near Sedona, Arizona P Cessna 172 - pilot + his passenger A dome-shaped bright object with a flattened bottom passed the plane (1.200mph) 317
01
86.05.19
20h45
Brazil Rio de Janeiro MA

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