|Occurred : 10/21/2013 08:10 (Entered as : 10/21/13 8:10)
Reported: 10/21/2013 5:04:17 PM 17:04
Location: Florenceville (Canada), NB
|slow flying jet?
This morning I was driving from Centreville to Florenceville. Prior to the sighting I watched the McCain corporate learjet take off and fly over me toward Toronto, so I know what I saw could not be the Learjet.
For approximately 3-4 km of driving, before and after I passed under the Trans Canada overpass, I watched in the sky to the Northeast perhaps 2-3 km in the distance at a perceived altitude of approximately the same or slightly lower distance ( 30-40 degrees off the horizon ) a shiny or bright cigar thin object without any contrail or apparent trajectory.
I did not stop as I had no shoulder and traffic behind me.
I continued to look gradually further to my left as I continued east, at the object to see if wings or the shape of a tailfin became apparent.
I am farsighted with 20-10, 20-13 vision on a bad day. I could not discern wings, tail, exhaust contrail, nor direction of the object.
The object was somewhat distant, but did not appear high enough to be a commercial jet If it was a passenger jet, judging from the length it could not have been more than 4-5 km away.
I would be very interested to know if there might have been a jet, other than the McCain Learjet which at this time was 1/3 the way to Toronto, flying slowly and at a low altitude northeast of Florenceville, or other witnesses in the area.
I have seen small propeller planes hover into the wind, but not aircraft with long shiny fuselages.