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Occurred : 11/5/1998 18:15 (Entered as : 11/05/98 6:15 PM)
Reported: 11/5/1998 01:08
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Burbank, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 second
Meteor Flash 90 degress down, at about 2000 feet.

At 6:15 driving North on the Golden State Freeway in Burbank, my hometown, my sister and I both saw what was probably a meteor flash down at about a 90 degree angle to earth. At late twilight it was almost dark, but no stars could be seen because of the hazy sky. It was a flash, but it seemed very close, as there are foothills of a few hundred feet in the background, it seemed to be at only a few thousand feet high traveling perpendicular to the horizon, maybe finally disentigrating (?) at 2 thousand feet, as I could see the bright trail and a burnout to slightly orange. This object should definitly show on radar as it was aproximatly over the Burbank Airport, (former home of Lockheed's Skunkworks). and definitly seemed in airspace of planes in take off/landing patterns at the time. A call to the airport only got me a referral to local FAA Public relations line, which I did not call.At 6:15 driving North on the Golden State Freeway in Burbank, my hometown, my sister and I both saw what was probably a meteor flash down at about a 90 degree angle to earth. At late twilight it was almost dark, but no stars could be seen because of the hazy sky. It was a flash, but it seemed very close, as there are foothills of a few hundred feet in the background, it seemed to be at only a few thousand feet high traveling perpendicular to the horizon, maybe finally disentigrating (?) at 2 thousand feet, as I could see the bright trail and a burnout to slightly orange. This object should definitly show on radar as it was aproximatly over the Burbank Airport, (former home of Lockheed's Skunkworks). and definitly seemed in airspace of planes in take off/landing patterns at the time. A call to the airport only got me a referral to local FAA Public relations line, which I did not call. I am also faxing this to Art Bell tonight. Thank You