12 September 1951
(Daily Examiner, Grafton, Australia)
Source: Trove, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT,
The whole article:
“Two Air Force jet fighter pilots reported to-day they had chased a mysterious round flying object for 30 miles yesterday without being able to catch it.
They estimated the object was travelling about 900 miles an hour.
One pilot, Lt. Rogers said: ‘I don’t know if it was a flying saucer, but it sure was something I’ve never seen before.’
He said they could not have caught it in an F86 Sabre jet, America’s fastest plane.
Lt. Rogers described the object as white or silver coloured and about the size of a fighter plane.
He said they lost sight of the object when it turned out to sea. They first sighted it over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
The Air Force and Navy have announced that flying saucers previously reported have been weather balloons.
‘This could not have been a balloon because it was descending and no balloon goes that fast,’ Lt. Rogers said.
The two pilots reported the incident to Air Force officials at Mitchell Field. The officials refused to comment on it.”
The incident occurred on 10 September 1951, according to NICAP’s report (nicap.org) on the case.
I also reported on this case on 2 November 2010:
Aerial view of Sandy Hook, New Jersey (wikimedia.org)