Reports Report 4083b (Event 4083-2017)

Name Ruben F
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I’m an airline pilot, yesterday was a night flight from canary islands to amsterdam (track 030) and the meteor came straight down so the trajectory was from above straight down to heading 030. Our altitude was at 37.000ft. Pitch dark above the atlantic ocean.
Address , Madeira (PT)
Latitude 32° 38' 59.18'' N (32.649773°)
Longitude 12° 33' 53.79'' W (-12.564941°)
Elevation -3649.652m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-31 20:00 ?
UT Date & Time 2017-10-31 20:00 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 30°
First azimuth 30°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth 30°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -28
Color White, violet
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 8s
Length 25°
Remarks The head of the trail was changing color and size and separated from the train
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks A bowl of violet color
Observation Yes
Remarks Trail was still brightly visible but the head seemed to explode and separate from the trail