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Streak of light over TWA crash site probably a meteor

November 19, 1996
Web posted at: 1:45 p.m. EST

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A streak sighted by an airline co-pilot this weekend in the skies above the TWA Flight 800 crash site "very likely" was a meteor, the FBI and an astronomer said Monday.

The FBI interviewed the Pakistan International Airlines co-pilot, identified as Nasir Aziz, when he arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, and said he was the only person on the jumbo jet who reported seeing the light.

The Pentagon issued a statement Monday confirming there were no military exercises under way in the area.

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