Re: Mid-air collision observation

Jim Varney (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 21:18:16 -0700 (PDT)

In Washington, the Defense Department said a U.S. satellite detected a
bright flash off the Atlantic coast of Africa last Saturday. 

"A bright flash was detected by a U.S. space command satellite" at
11:10 a.m. Washington time," Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon told
reporters. That was almost exactly one hour after the big U.S. C-141
cargo jet took off from Windhoek, Namibia, he said. 

"These are the types of flashes you might get if a plane explodes,"
Bacon said in response to questions on the flash detection by the
military satellite, designed to see enemy missile launches. 
Jim Varney   121.398W  38.458N 8m   Sacramento, CA,

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