| A large meteor streaked across the sky above the eastern United States and Canada, setting off confusion about a possible plane crash in Toronto.
The fireball was spotted at about 10:36 p.m. Tuesday and prompted
about 280 reports to the American Meteor Society, primarily from Ontario. But witnesses as far west as Michigan and as far south as Virginia reported the meteor over the eastern Great Lakes region, the organization said on its website.
“Toronto police and fire services received multiple calls about a ‘plane crashing onto the Toronto Harbour,’ but luckily it was just a fireball in the night sky,” the site reads. “The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling approximately from the South to the North and ended its flight south of Cameron, NY.” …