Chinese rocket tracker LIVE: 21-ton booster debris ‘seen plunging into ocean near Maldives’ despite fear it would hit US

VIDEO allegedly captures the incredible moment debris from the out of control Chinese rocket crashed down in the Indian Ocean.

Experts warned it could reach “as far north as Chicago, New York City, Rome and Beijing and as south as New Zealand and Chile” before the debris’ dramatic re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

China launched its first space station on Thursday in the first of 11 missions that will see a three-person crew sent up by the end of 2022.

The rocket part that broke off as planned and was due to have a controlled re-entry – until Chinese authorities lost the ability to coordinate its landing.

It was circling the Earth and was expected to crash land this weekend, with scientists trying to pinpoint the exact location it will hit, before parts of the Long March 5B re-entered the atmosphere at 10:24am Beijing time.

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