Terror From Space! Close Call For Airliner

This happened a few months ago but it highlights the dangers of keeping Earths orbital real estate clean.

The pilot of a Lan Chile Airbus A340, which was travelling between Santiago, Chile, and Auckland, New Zealand, notified air traffic controllers at Auckland Oceanic Centre after seeing flaming space junk hurtling across the sky just five nautical miles in front of and behind his plane about 10pm last night.

thewest.com.au : Flaming space junk narrowly misses jet