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Occurred : 9/7/1999 05:00 (Entered as : 09/07/99 5:00 a.m.)
Reported: 9/21/1999 15:09
Posted: 10/2/1999
Location: Charlotte Cty to Sarasota on Hwy. 75, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:1 min. ?
I saw a white clow, it looked like a jetliner crashing. I don't believe in spacecrafts, but I thought maybe I should. Manatee and Hillsborough sheriffs officials and Bayflight each activated a helicopter to look for a downed aircraft. In Manatee County seven fire and Emergency Medical Service vehicles searched. Officials shearched three hours and found nothing. (Venice Herald Tribune) Emergency Medical Services Lt. Larry Leinhauser said.

We were told that it was the remnants of a Russian SL-12 rocket that carried a communication satellite into orbit, said Army Maj. mike Birmingham, spokesman for the U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs, COlorado. We were told that it was a rocket launched Monday Kazakhston. It was last tracked traveling north-east over the Puget Sound area in Washington.