Reports Report 1529ew (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
NameScott P
Experience Level4/5
RemarksChemical engineer by trade, but took every astronomy course I could. I'd had at least two conversations about astronomy in the preceding 24 hours.This was very hard for me to pinpoint my exact location. I was high in the sky. I'm reasonably tall (6'1"), so for this to have jumped out and grabbed by attention, it had to be very near to eye-level at the outset. Out plane was bearing W x SW toward LAX, cruising altitude was 30,000 ft, but we were about 25 minutes short of landing, so likely had begun to descend to some degree.The meteor was heading very nearly due west from what I saw, and looking at it side-long, I'd say it was coming in with a 20–30° angle to the horizon. Feel free to email me for any clarification, as this was really one of the most amazing things I've ever witnessed.
AddressSan Bernardino, CA
Latitude34° 6' 29.94'' N (34.11°)
Longitude 117° 17' 22.71'' W (-117.29°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:40 UT
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Facing azimuth210°
First azimuth210°
First elevation-
Last azimuth210°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorGreen, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
RemarksFaint smoke glowing in the green light. It was very close, as I was in a plane, and I was almost seeing this from behind.
Terminal flash
RemarksMy data are crap because I was in a plane! Flying into LAX last night, landed 10:05, coming from Detroit. This thing was so bright it drew my attention to the window (right, SW direction). I think a first pop caught my attention, and the second was a green fireball followed by several orange fragments.
RemarksAfter the second pop (the one I saw directly), this continued to the west, then a second green flash, followed by many small orange fragments that rapidly diminished to nothing after scattering almost like a firework.