SpaceX beam debris was, for a few seconds, clearly visible in the night sky over Washington state (credit: Ches Allen @ ChesAllenPDX, Twitter)
Debris from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landed on the ground of a Washington state farm on Thursday evening, March 25, 2021, according to an AFP statement. At the same time, in fact, pieces of debris from the burning rocket had been seen in the Pacific Northwest sky just before the crash on the farm.
It was the owner of the same farm, a farmer, who discovered a piece of the rocket that arrived almost intact in the field, according to local media including the Tri-City Herald.
It is a piece of helium storage tank that is part of the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket, a 1.5-meter piece that is partially embedded in the ground according to the Grant County Sheriff. Fortunately, there are no injuries or property damage.