Airport Oddity: Was a Missile fired over Hilo, Hawaii Airport?

18 August 2006: Investigtors with the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are investigating eyewitness accounts of a “missile-like object” that was observed flying over the Hilo Airport Tuesday morning. Although eyewitnesses accounts of the object and direction of travel differed widely, several reliable reports suggest that the object was a silver, tube-shaped objects with no markings or fins, trailing “vapor” that quickly dispersed, and emitting a very loud engine type sound. At least two eyewitnesses stated that the object “seemed to have been fired” from the Civic Auditorium area toward the airport and over the main runway, although it was not clear whether it was being fired at any aircraft or plane. Our own investigation is continuing.