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Occurred : 5/9/2002 00:20 (Entered as : 05/09/02 04:20)
Reported: 5/10/2002 1:21:15 PM 13:21
Posted: 5/14/2002
Location: Hamilton to Winnipeg (at 28,000 ft. Enroute from) (Canada), ON
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 to 2 minutes
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this pilot at length, and found him to be an exceptionally qualified observer. We believe the pilots who reported this event probably had witnessed space debris returning through the atmosphere. Please see the following URL for details:

We express our gratitude to the FAA for directing the pilots to NUFORC, and to the crew members for having contacted us with their reports. PD))

3 objects seen at night by Airline crew at 28, 000 ft.

On a night flight from Hamilton Ontario Canada to Winnipeg Manitoba Canada at an altitude of 28,000 ft, 3 objects were seen in the sky by the 3 crew members in the cockpit operating the flight. The objects were round with bright white lights and each had a long trail of white light turning to red with some blue. Air traffic control had nothing on the radar but another aircraft reported that they saw the same thing as we did. The other aircraft was at 39,000 ft and to them the objects seemed to be at that altitude, wehereas to us it seemed to be at our altitude of 28,000 ft. After 1 or 2 minutes the objects suddenly vanished.