Reports Report 1529hm (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameRobert C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was a pilot on a commercial flight into LAX, arriving from the west, inbound to Santa Monica at approx 10,000' when the event occurred. I was sitting in the right seat facing east, and I perceived a bright light to my right (I thought it might be another aircraft coming straight at us). I turned to look, and saw the fireball descending rapidly, and disappearing.
Location
AddressPotosi, WI
Latitude34° 1' 17.86'' N (34.02°)
Longitude 118° 36' 29.75'' W (-118.61°)
Elevation-28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:40 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle172°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth180°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorOrange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-