Chinese rocket engine? Unidentified object falls from sky in Myanmar
“Every local thought it was the explosion of heavy artillery,” villager Ko Maung Myo told the Myanmar Times. The object, measuring 3.7m by 1.2m, reportedly made a sound similar to a large explosion when it hit the ground, sending locals into a panic.
It landed near two tents housing sleeping miners but no injuries were reported.
“Initially, we thought it was a battle. The explosion made our houses shake. We saw the smoke from our village.” villager Daw Ma Kyi told the Times.
A second piece of debris with Chinese writing on it fell through the roof of a nearby house, prompting speculation that the object’s origins lie in China. “I think it was an engine because I found a diode and many copper wires at the tail of the body,” Myo said.
The Long March 11, a Chinese rocket, was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center earlier this week. Parts of the rocket were jettisoned during its launch.
A former executive engineer of the Department of Civil Aviation examined images of the object found in Kachin and concluded it could be a rocket booster from a space mission.