Meteors stop forest fire firefight!

Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 04:02 am
Have any of you read reports about firefighting airplanes in Colorado being grounded for a while because of meteor sightings?

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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 09:32 am
@Frank Apisa,
There was a report on it. Checking the Denver Post gives you the details

Meteor's trip across Colorado wows witnesses, grounds fire tankers

A possible meteor grounded planes fighting the Springer fire near Lake George in the Pike National Forest this afternoon, according to spokespeople for the fire-fighting team.

A Pueblo air-dispatch center began receiving reports of "balls of fire or something in the air" this afternoon, and officials grounded flights to make sure no aircraft were hit , fire team spokesman Ron Roth said.

lanes were allowed to resume flights about 90 minutes later.

"We don't have to determine what it is, just that it's safe to fly at this point," he said.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command based at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County doesn't think whatever fell was man-made.

"We have no indication anything manmade entered that area." said NORAD spokesman John Cornelia, adding, "We have no information as to what this might have been."

The incident near the fire was first reported near Badger Mountain, a 11,294-foot peak in Park County along U.S. 24, about 40 miles west of Colorado Springs.

(article continulated at above link)
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 09:35 am
@Frank Apisa,
What's this about? Is it really that much better to be hit by a meteor while on the ground? Have you heard anything about commercial aircraft also being grounded? This doesn't make much sense to me, but no, I haven't heard anything about it.
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