The Ministry of Defense has ordered an investigation into an explosion in the sky which sent metal pieces raining down on the central province of Binh Thuan last week. Speaking to Thanh Nien on Monday, Col. Pham Van Long, political commissar of the Binh Thuan Military Headquarters, said the ministry's Air Defense Force is studying the metal pieces to learn more about the explosion that happened in Thuan Quy Commune, Ham Thuan Nam District. It happened around noon on Friday with no recorded injuries, but several local people had their house roofs damaged by the flying objects. Ham Thuan Nam District's military headquarters is now storing the metal objects, Long said. Le Cuong, head of Thuan Quy Commune's police division, showed Thanh Nien reporters the storage, saying that local people and agencies have collected more than 50 pieces so far.
A local official shows some of the metal pieces that have been collected by people and agencies since a mysterious explosion in the sky in the central province of Binh Thuan on October 25 / PHOTO: QUE HA
An expert on space debris with the Ministry of Science and Technology told Thanh Nien on condition of anonymity that the pieces must be man-made and their sizes suggested that they came from an object which could be hundreds of times bigger.
He also said there is the possibly that they fell from space, most likely from a rocket booster.
In my opinion looks like something that is from aircraft, based on the way they look, they look like been built to handle all kinds of stress , i dont think satellite parts are constructed that way... and the one that the guy helds in he:s hands looks just like maintenance hatch on a plane.
I think the Easa satellite havent gone down yet, atleast i haven read or heard about it.
What got my attention is the holes on the debris, looks like there are holes melted here and there... how can that happen? i think if that thing where those are from has entered the atmosphere it would melt the whole part , not just randomly little spots here and there.... Almost looks like they were cut with a plasma cutter etc...edit on 11/2/2013 by zoomer72 because: (no reason given)edit on 11/2/2013 by zoomer72 because: (no reason given)
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I'd really like to see some more of the wreckage.. Maybe the bigger pieces would help us fit it into the puzzle
Going by gut instinct, I'd say the pieces look more damaged by re-entry rather than an explosion or 'disintegration' of an aircraft. There must have been an awful amount of heat to melt thinner portions like that.
Either that or the aircraft had to be doing incredible speeds.