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Occurred : 10/4/1998 21:10 (Entered as : 10/04/98 21:10)
Reported: 10/6/1998 05:44
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Charleston, SC
Shape: Flash
Duration:1-2 seconds
Observed very bright sky illumination over Charleston, SC. 1-2 seconds duration.

While taxiing in, following a military training flight, night turned to day for 1-2 seconds. We had a thin stratus layer around 6000 feet; and only saw the flash---figured it was a large lightening flash. But... heard a civil (commercial) aircraft ask Charleston Tower if they saw that. The tower didn't see it; but the commercial pilot described a very impressive, bright streak that looked like a large meteor. If needed, Charleston Int'l Tower has the tapes; doubt if they would release it, since there was no mishap involved.