Go Back Report # 1643


 Durham alert

    We are grateful to Mr. K. M. Hutley for the following report taken from the Durham Evening Gazette of June 1: “An intensive air and sea search was going on near Blackhall Rocks this afternoon after a plane was reported to have dived into the sea. The drama began about noon when a man working at Blackhall Colliery telephoned the police after seeing ‘a flash across the sky and into the sea.’  
   “The Hartlepool’s lifeboat was launched and a Whirlwind helicopter and a Chipmunk from RAF Acklington went to the scene. An ambulance stood by on the pier at Hartlepool. Coast-guards and shipping were also keeping a look-out.    
   “The Air Ministry in London said he had no news that any RAF aircraft was missing. It is not known if any privately owned planes were in the area.
   “The ‘flash’ disappeared into the sea about a quarter of a mile from the coast.”               

Reference for the above text is:

UFOCAT PRN - 35396     
UFOCAT URN – 35396 Computerized Catalog (N = 3073) by Jacques Vallee, #3048, no © date  
UFOCAT URN – NONE     Flying Saucer Review, Sept.-Oct. 1962, Vol. 8, No. 5, p. 22        
UFOCAT URN – NONE     Durham Evening Gazette, June 1, 1962        

Europe – United Kingdom, Durham               
Blackhall Rocks   Latitude 54-44-48 N, Longitude 001-16-02 W (D-M-S) [rocks]  

Hartlepool            Latitude 54-41-10 N, Longitude 001-12-45 W [seat of a first-order admin.div.]          
Hartlepool            Latitude 54-41-00 N, Longitude 001-11-00 W [bay]          
Durham               Latitude 54-46-00 N, Longitude 001-34-00 W [seat of a first-order admin. div.]         
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/     

Blackhall Colliery   Latitude 54-44-24 N, Longitude 001-18-00 W [populated place]                         
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Kingdom_locations:_Bla-Blac#Bla-Blac

RAF Acklington   Latitude 55-17-46 N, Longitude 001-38-04 W               
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Acklington


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