|Occurred : 10/9/2002 20:55 (Entered as : 10-09-02 20.55)
Reported: 10/9/2002 7:24:44 PM 19:24
Location: Winnipeg (Canada), MB
|satellite? meet airplane
I just went outside in the garden. I observed an airplane heading in direction to west. A starlike object, which may have been a satellite was at same time heading in a eastern direction. The airplane and satellite(?), met right on. It looked like the satellite passeed under the airplane. A few seconds later, the light of the satellite faded away quickly and was gone. The airplane, was flying very high altitude. Absolutely clear night. What made me question what I saw, was the direction this satellite was heading, and to my eyes, it looked like it was passing directly under the airplane. This happened on the western sky , about 70 degree above horizon.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect a coincidence. Airplanes fly at tens of thousands of feet altitude; satellites are at least 100 miles above ground level. PD))