it is afterward, lurking in the smoke.
These scenes were extracted from frames 824 to 876 of http://www.boredom.org/video/1stplane.mpg using the "Movie to Image Sequence" function of Quicktime Pro at 30 frames per second.
It is is persistant frame to frame.
It is reasonably stationary.
Brilliant Orange explosion
with black striations is supposed to be evidence of EMP weaponry.