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June 19, 2009 01:54pm
Emergency services initially believed a plane may have crashed into a mountain at Takilberan Creek northwest of Gin Gin but the Australian Search and Rescue Authority received no mayday or distress calls from aircraft, according to the Courier-Mail.
Although a search found a fire on the mountain, there was no evidence of any wreckage or “risk to human life”.
A resident of Dalby, about 350km southwest of Takilberan Creek, said she saw an explosion of white-yellow light streak across the sky abo
AN air and ground search of the area where a bright flash and explosion was witnessed early this morning has failed to find an obvious cause. Property owner Hazel Marlin told ABC Radio the mountain was covered in smoke. A spokesman for the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter said a crew had not been able to identify what caused the fire. “They’ve conducted ground searches as well as an aerial search,” he said. “There is a fire up there but it could have been caused by a space junk or meteor strike, or even a lightning strike,” said the spokesman. Police from Gin Gin have also been involved in an air and ground search in the thickly forested area following a Triple-0 call about 6.30am. A resident of Dalby, about 350km southwest of Takilberan Creek, said she saw an explosion of white-yellow light streak across the sky about 6am. ``It was brighter and larger and too low in the sky to be a falling star,'' Jo Kemlo said. ``It was just a flash, it was kind of like a comet tail, but just for a few seconds. ``It was a ball of light that went to a tail.'' Ms Kemlo said the flash was low in the sky, and heading downwards, and easily differentiated in the pre-dawn light from the higher stars. ``It was quite exciting, just amazing to see,.......
Gin Gin is where one of the gravity astronomy discovery centres are yes? on military road? one of 3 (or 4) gravity centres around the world? plus it has a cosmology centre?