I met with James A. Partin on February 23, 2001 in a restaurant near his home. Partin preferred that our discussion concerning his involvement in the incident not be recorded. He was friendly and cooperative in responding to questions, but requested that he not be contacted further.
His general recall is vague though he remembers being onboard during the incident and was able to recall viewing the object from above. He provided a drawing of the flight path of the B-52 following the first approach. The notations are mine based on information provided by Mr. Partin.