"Impressive fireball" or "meteorite" in Cuzco Peru – looks like an airplane to me

TV news reports and Youtube have been showing the footage, recorded at Cuzco, Peru, on Aug. 25, 2011, of an “impressive”, “incredible”, meteorite falling from the sky. Some reports refer to it as space debris, fireball, meteor or even UFO!

Am I the only one to be sure that is nothing else than airplane’s contrails lit up by Sun? Most probably a wide-body with four engines, crusing at high altitude….


About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.