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Texas,February 15/09.Preliminary reports by Williamson County officials said a small aircraft went down, but officials now say it's likely just space debris from two satelites crashing.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday that it has received numerous reports across Texas of falling debris, which could be related to a recent U.S.-Russian satellite collision.

News 8 Austin received numerous calls saying debris was falling around midmorning Sunday, what looked like a meteor. Some of the callers reported what looked like a fireball in the sky.

Williamson County officials combed the area in a helicopter searching for any trace of a small aircraft landing, but were unable to find anything.

The FAA notified pilots on Saturday to be aware of possible space debris after a collision Tuesday between U.S. and Russian communication satellites. The chief of Russia's Mission

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Added: Feb-15-2009 Occurred On: Feb-15-2009
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