UFO Intercept: The 3rd Lost USAF Aircraft

By David Hoes – Most followers of the UFO phenomenon are familiar with the Thomas Mantell case, where an F-51 was lost attempting to intercept a UFO. Also, most have heard of the Kinross incident, where F-89 pilot Lt. Felix Moncla Jr. and his radarman disappeared while attempting to intercept a UFO over the Great Lakes.However, the Air Force once disclosed that other aircraft have been lost while attempting to intercept UFOs. In this specific incident, an F-94 crashed in Walesville, NY on June 30, 1954, at 12:30 pm. Although the crew bailed-out and survived, four persons on the ground were killed.Initially, the Air Force described the incident as a routine flight of two F-94 C Starfires out of Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York, that had been diverted to intercept a small aircraft that was flying in prohibited airspace. They allegedly made visual contact with the aircraft, determined that it was no threat, and headed back to base.After the intercept, the temperature in the cockpit of the F-94 suddenly rose dramatically. A light went on indicating an engine fire. The pilot contacted the radar observer, placed the throttle in the idle position, and both crew members ejected. The…

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UFO Intercept: The 3rd Lost USAF Aircraft

Updated: October 16, 2021 — 10:27 am