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There's something definitely going on. The first report was that someone saw 2 planes crash into each other in the air. This was from the Woodland Park-Lothair area. Some of the first police to get to that area said they could see smoke rising above the mountain. But they hadn't been able to find an exact location until a search helicopter came in and it found the fire/smoke in the Lotts Creek area. I think they are still searching and trying to find out exactly what did happen.
The satellite was on an unmanned rocket headed to space from NASA's Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Something went wrong during the launch and the rocket and satellite, didn't make orbit, crashing into the Pacific Ocean.
Students and professors in the "Kentucky Space" program spent more than five years building the satellite.
55 mins 18 secs ago HAZARD – Officials in Perry County say they believe they know the source of an explosion heard by several people Sunday night. John Epperson, Perry County’s emergency management director, said it appears at present that a blowout at an abandoned mine near Upper Second Creek may have produced the explosion. “The best we can figure, it is an underground mine that is on fire on High Rock Road,” he said. Epperson said a crew with the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands was en route to the site Monday morning to make a final determination. He said the site was spotted from the air Sunday when a helicopter flew over the area following reports of something crash landing near Hazard. Some of those reports noted that witnesses saw something exploding. Epperson noted that it is possible that a build-up of gas inside the old mine produced a fireball. He said trees in the immediate area had been scorched as a result of intense heat. There have been no injuries reported as a result of the incident. The Herald will continue to follow this story and update when more details become available Read more: Hazard Herald (KY) - UPDATE Fire in abandoned mine likely cause of explosion Read more: hazweb.proboards.com...
Crews have been searching for the scene for several hours. A helicopter was brought in to help with the search. We're told it spotted charred trees, smoke and flames but had to turn back after running low on fuel.
Originally posted by astrocreep
Apparently, people in the area saw and felt a huge explosion last night and right now, its being explained away any way it can. They are saying an abandoned mine exploded but inspectors have been on site today and the director of KY's Abandoned Mine Lands program was just on the local news and said that they found nothing to indicate there was an explosion to do with old mine works.
The gossip around here is that it appeared something collided mid-air and exploded. People reported seeing a fireball with a trail falling toward the ground. The FAA was on site and thought it might have been an aircraft but have no missing planes.