|Occurred : 2/10/2000 04:20 (Entered as : 02/10/00 04:20)
Reported: 6/14/2000 03:21
Location: Kirkland, WA
|Driving to work at 4:20 am I saw a green light and trailing left wingtip angle over my car at 200 mph & 100-200 ft altitude.
I was driving Southbound on Interstate 405 on my way to work at 4:20 in the morning. Suddenly I noticed a green light and what appeared to be the trailng left edge of a wingtipof a Cessna-sized aircraft. It was traveling the same direction I was, angling slightly left, but about twice freeway speed. It seemed to be really moving fast at a very low altitude (100-200 feet). I know a little bit about aviation, and what struck me as odd right away was the fact that if it was a small plane, and I was indeed looking at the end of it's left wingtip, it should have a red light on it and not a green one. I looked for a red light or a rudder beacon light, but to no avail. It traveled away from me for about 5 to 6 seconds and then the light went out or vanished. I heard no engine sounds because of the ambient noise of my own vehicle at 60 mph. Scanning the sky for several minutes after the event turned up no further sightings.