Pictures: Mystery flying object seen falling from the sky in flames near Leominster

Pictures: Mystery flying object seen falling from the sky in flames near Leominster

Pictures: Mystery flying object seen falling from the sky in flames near Leominster

Pictures: Mystery flying object seen falling from the sky in flames near Leominster

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AN unexplained flying object was pictured in flames in the evening skies over Leominster last night.

The plane-like device could be seen around 8.30pm dropping dramatically from the sky with long trails behind it.

Gwynn Rowlands, from the Newtown Cross area, grabbed his camera and captured the object falling.

He said: “It was dropping like it was going to crash.

“By the time I’d got my camera – no more than a minute – it levelled out and began to rise as if it was over a town and could land.

“Then it dropped out of sight.

“It looked like plane, but I couldn’t tell whether it was private plane or something bigger.”

Mr Rowlands added that the given the zoom that he was using, he believed it was somewhere near Leominster but that it was hard to estimate with no other point of reference.

There were no recorded incidents by police or at Shobdon Airfield – although that was closed at the time of the sighting.

The Civil Aviation Authority had no information however spokesman Tony Finnegan said that often these sightings turn out to be military operations or drills.

Army spokesman Belinda Steel had no comment.

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6:16pm Mon 4 Aug 14

dippyhippy says...

C'mon Bobby - own up. It was you wasn't it??

You've reached breaking point, and have fired up the cannon! But just who have you sent hurtling into space....??

Tony, Trish, Harry or Jarvis????
C'mon Bobby - own up. It was you wasn't it?? You've reached breaking point, and have fired up the cannon! But just who have you sent hurtling into space....?? Tony, Trish, Harry or Jarvis???? dippyhippy
  • Score: 5

7:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

RogerLFC says...

Atmospheric/wind/lig
ht conditions distorting a plane vapour trail probably ... Those images might well be horizontal in the sky and not something dropping vertically ...
Atmospheric/wind/lig ht conditions distorting a plane vapour trail probably ... Those images might well be horizontal in the sky and not something dropping vertically ... RogerLFC
  • Score: -2

9:10am Tue 5 Aug 14

imawardy says...

I did hear a plane, it sounded like it was doing stunts.....I couldn't see it but the kids and I were looking for it. it sounded like it was doing something worth watching.
I did hear a plane, it sounded like it was doing stunts.....I couldn't see it but the kids and I were looking for it. it sounded like it was doing something worth watching. imawardy
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Bindi2014 says...

Looks like a Jet's vapour trail to me :)
Looks like a Jet's vapour trail to me :) Bindi2014
  • Score: 3

10:12pm Tue 5 Aug 14

dodger3 says...

Are Aliens focusing on Leominster for intelligent life form.
Are Aliens focusing on Leominster for intelligent life form. dodger3
  • Score: 7

12:11pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Houdini80 says...

@dodger3 - Leominster and intelligent in the same sentence? Ha!

In general, planes don't level out and 'rise' when they are going to land. I saw the same thing, it was just an airliner, the jet trails just reflected the low light, interesting but it has happened before.....it was pretty obvious actually.
@dodger3 - Leominster and intelligent in the same sentence? Ha! In general, planes don't level out and 'rise' when they are going to land. I saw the same thing, it was just an airliner, the jet trails just reflected the low light, interesting but it has happened before.....it was pretty obvious actually. Houdini80
  • Score: 1

6:14pm Fri 8 Aug 14

cider-jim says...

I looked at photo ,, that's never a plane when ya zoom in ?
I looked at photo ,, that's never a plane when ya zoom in ? cider-jim
  • Score: -2

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