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Occurred : 12/17/2006 18:51 (Entered as : 12/17/06 18:51)
Reported: 12/17/2006 4:06:51 PM 16:06
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Manitou Beach, MI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 seconds
Rescue attempt of three hikers on Mount Hood, Oregon. As a recovery of a hiker's body was being broadcast on CNN at 6:51pm ET a fireball was seen above and behind Mount Hood as Chinook Helicopter hovered over the peak of Mount Hood. The fireball appeared to be located behind Mount Hood and above the summit and was seen for a couple of seconds live on the CNN broadcast. The fireball appeared to be white in color and moved from left to right rapidly across the television screen.