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N.S. fireball likely a meteor

Friday, November 19th, 2010 | 8:16 am

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A fireball spotted in the sky above Nova Scotia's South Shore that triggered fears of a plane crash was probably just a meteor, officials say.

A paramedic driving near Italy Cross, just outside Bridgewater, at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday reported seeing a “huge ball of fire in the sky” over Highway 103.

RCMP and search-and-rescue crews rushed to the area, but found nothing.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax confirmed no planes were down.

CBC News

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