The crews of the three passenger liners seen in the night of September 28 in the skies over the Tomsk region of a luminous object, presumably a meteorite, reports “Interfax” citing a source in air traffic control services.
“The flight crews of Aeroflot, Korean, and Chinese airlines about three o’clock in the morning Moscow time is observed in the vicinity of the sides in the same place, about 120 kilometers from Tomsk, bright luminous point, which then broke into pieces,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
“According to preliminary data, the crews were able to observe the entry into earth’s atmosphere meteorite and its subsequent combustion,” – said the source. He noted that emergency services have not confirmed the fact of aviation events and incidents with aircraft in the area.
Earlier this week, Director of the Omsk planetarium Vladimir Krupko suggested that the earthquake in Znamensky district in the North, where local media reported at the weekend, could be the result of a meteorite. It was reported that the aftershocks was a magnitude 4.7, but in the regional emergencies Ministry, such an opportunity was denied, wrote the portal “Msgsdis”.
In November last year, residents of Omsk, saw in the sky an unusual glowing object, which was mistaken for a UFO or a meteorite. However, it was later revealed that they watched the test launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-12M Topol from Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region the strategic missile forces.