It would have been a first - but it probably wasn't.
A report earlier this week suggested that a falling meteorite killed a bus driver and injured three others in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. However, scientific experts have since looked into the matter and cast serious doubt on the initial report from Indian government authorities.
"Considering that there was no prediction of a meteorite shower and there was no meteorite shower observed, this certainly is a rare phenomena if it is a meteorite," G.C. Anupama, the dean of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, told the New York Times.
Meteorite Kills Man in India, Authorities Say
NASA scientists, meanwhile, were more definitive in disclaiming the meteorite report. They said in a statement that photographs of the 5-foot-deep, 2-foot-wide impact crater indicated a "land-based explosion" may have caused the damage.
In fact, according to the International Comet Quarterly, no meteorite-caused death has ever been confirmed. The closest report yet, according to the New York Times, was a 1908 incident in Tunguska, Siberia when a "blast" was reported entering Earth's atmosphere. The blast flattened hundreds of square miles of forest and killed two men and hundreds of reindeer. But no meteorite was recovered.