Russian Satellite Cosmos2421 Hits Ahuazotepec Mexico: 30M Crater
Mexicans reported seeing a fireball over overhead now suspected to be m the Cosmos 2421 reconnaissance satellite launched by the Russian Navy in June 2006. A 30-metre crater made by the impact at Ahuazotepec, Mexico is being investigated.
“We think it was the space wreckage of a Russian satellite that was cataloged by the Department of Defense of the United States and which we knew could pass over Mexican territory,” engineer Fernando de la Peña said.
Russia denies the possibility it was their satellite. The Mexican military was called in to lock down the area where the apparent space rock slammed into the ground. The Mexican Army has secured the perimeter and there are no images of such satellite, crater, or debris.
People as far away as Mexico City say they saw the burning object enter the atmosphere. Initial fears where that the impact was a aircraft crashing to the ground, but that was later dismissed.
The Ahuazotepec, Mexico meteorite impact was so massive it broke windows in homes many kilometers from the epicenter and people reported buildings swaying and mass confusion. Other reports said the Mexico meteorite impact partially damaged a road and a bridge.