1st doing this with a camera lens is no big deal. Doing it with a telescope is. Please post some images like this from a google images search for 'fireball meteor' and we'll see how often it has happened before.
Also regarding the plane read this email thread posted on mike's site:
Its from the astronomer who detected TC3 (an asteroid that crashed into earth).
"I am an astronomer with the Catalina Sky Survey. We search for Near Earth Asteroids and are the most productive survey in that field. I am also the discoverer of 2008 TC3, the first object to be discovered in space and then impacting on earth."
This guy Richard looks at 1000s of photos a night and is one of the world's leading asteroid hunters. I think he knows what he is talking about. The picture has been fully vetted and was published at skyandtelescope.com as well as many other places.