|Occurred : 3/21/2004 19:37 (Entered as : 03/21/2004 19:37)
Reported: 3/21/2004 7:46:45 PM 19:46
Location: Ottawa (Canada), ON
|Blue Green FireBall Flying close to the Ottawa Airport and the Canadian Forces Base
Driving on Rosebella street with my son, between Conroy road and Bank, going towards Bank, I saw a blue green fireball with a trail behind, going almost as fast as a shoothing star. It looked like going down to earth in a South-West direction, I lost it behind the houses, awaiting a big crashing noise but nothing at all. I first saw It at about the same altitude as commercial planes usually fly when they are on approach to the Airport, it happened so quickly that it is really hard to be precise with the altitude but this is what I remember. I decided to go to the backroad of Ottawa Airport since the ball was seen going toward it. No sign of the event but a few cars driving around the airport in the same direction. I'm sure lot of people saw it, this is a very clear night, cristal clear with a few light clouds floating quickly pushed by the strong wind. I'm sure the Airport radar caught it and the Canadian Forces station Letrim too, these two being very close from the place we were at the moment. Two big commercial airplanes size of a Airbus 320 arrived at the moment I was on the airport backroad Letrim and there were some more on approach from a distance.
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