Occurred: 1999-02-23 22:40 Local
Reported: 1999-02-25 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5-10 sec
No of observers: 2

Location: Deer Valley Airport-Phoenix (North of), AZ, USA

Shape: Other
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail

Bright green ball with changes in direction, long tail

While flying North over I-17 near the Cave Creek Rd. Exit, a green orb fell similer to a falling star from west to east, then changing direction torward the ground with a small turn (more like spiral) about half way from the point at which it changed direction, and where it disappeard near the ground. It also had a long green tail that traced its path. It may have went behind a mountain or dissipated. Conditions where clear VFR. No other aircraft in area (no reports on CTAF). Object seemed to be about 10 to 15 miles NNE of aircraft.

Posted 1999-04-02

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