A land and air search was initiated in Devon after a suspected meteor was feared to be an aircraft was spotted in the sky. There were many callers who alerted police of the flying object during the morning of Sunday. It was later seen blasting apart and falling towards the ground. The police helicopters and a coastguard helicopter were scrambled with fears thinking that a it was a plane in trouble.
At 09:00 UK Meteor Network had received 68 reports of a fireball meteor at about 05:45 British Standard Time. Police started receiving calls at 06:25 BST from the worried population. It said there had been no record of a plane in the area but launched a search nevertheless. The force said it had since received reports of people seeing a meteor.
Throughout Sunday, many people took to social media to report their own sightings, including astronomers in France.
It was a busy Sunday for all those people who could see the sky, analyzing the object, was it a plane and wondering if someone was in danger.