Satellite Or Weather Balloon Crashes On Navajo Nation

Nov 20, 2020

Navajo Nation officials in eastern Arizona are trying to determine if a satellite or a high-altitude weather balloon crash-landed in a remote area of the reservation.

A satellite or weather device crash landed on the Navajo Nation.
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The vice president of the tribe’s Dennehotso Chapter told The Arizona Republic that the object landed about 1,200 feet from his home while he was away in Tuba City. A Navajo Nation Council delegate says the gray object appeared to have four large solar panels with an orange parachute.

The object was described as a satellite that crash-landed in the remote area of Dennehotso, a community about 25 miles east of Kayenta.