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Occurred : 7/27/2013 00:00 (Entered as : 07/27/13 9)
Reported: 7/28/2013 8:26:24 AM 08:26
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Springfield, MO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
Red/orange aircraft on fire like appearance

From my backyard between Mercy Hospital and Battlefield Mall I observed what I at first thought to be a helicopter traveling south from Mercy Hospital, but noticed no sound. It appeared that the whole interior was brightly lite in orange/red, so I thought one of the rescue helicopters was on fire. I ran through the house yelling for my husband to follow me to the front yard to watch it pass, saying I think a helicopter is on fire. We both stood in the front yard unable to identify what we were seeing. We watch the sky a lot so we know most of the aircraft that pass this way. This craft proceeded to silently travel south and turned east just past the Battlefield Mall.