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Topic: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Tod
Posted 2006-09-18 21:22:25 and read 3277 times.

According to KOMO TV a metal rod fell from the sky about 15 miles southwest of SEA.

WTF?
Did it come from an aircraft, or . . . .?

http://www.komotv.com/stories/45520.htm

Tod confused 

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Rdwelch
Posted 2006-09-18 21:25:41 and read 3271 times.

Maybe it's a "lightning rod". I know stupid.

Gus

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: COERJ145
Posted 2006-09-18 22:48:39 and read 3156 times.

A tail stand?

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Jpax
Posted 2006-09-18 22:54:01 and read 3143 times.

A witch's broom?  crazy 

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Jamesbuk
Posted 2006-09-18 23:03:09 and read 3090 times.

A rod of pee from the toilet?  Wink

lol


But seriously why would the house shake over a rod?

Rgds --James--

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Philhyde
Posted 2006-09-18 23:40:35 and read 3023 times.

Quote:
The two FAA officials would not comment on where the rod may have come from, but they took the object with them when they left.

Probably a UFO  Silly

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Bongo
Posted 2006-09-18 23:46:41 and read 2992 times.

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

For sure it is an UFO... nobody really knows what it is  Wink

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: ShowerOfSparks
Posted 2006-09-18 23:59:25 and read 2970 times.

It's a chemical contrail canister.

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: AirTranTUS
Posted 2006-09-19 00:13:53 and read 2939 times.

Probably something Menzies was using to close a hatch or something like that.

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: PPVRA
Posted 2006-09-19 00:51:37 and read 2859 times.

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

An Unidentified Falling Object?  silly 

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Cusaeng
Posted 2006-09-19 00:53:00 and read 2859 times.

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

unidentified falling object  Wink

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Cusaeng
Posted 2006-09-19 00:54:12 and read 2852 times.

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 9):
An Unidentified Falling Object?

damm you beat me to it !

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2006-09-19 01:28:09 and read 2803 times.

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 9):
An Unidentified Falling Object? silly

Of the worst sort, the sort that violates FAR 91.15:

Quote:

ยง 91.15 Dropping objects.

No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.

Taken from: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text...1.3.10&idno=14#14:2.0.1.3.10.1.4.8

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: EMBQA
Posted 2006-09-19 02:54:16 and read 2706 times.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 12):
Of the worst sort, the sort that violates FAR 91.15:

Not really. FAR 91.15 requires intent... and so far no has been found.

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2006-09-19 03:05:25 and read 2691 times.

UPDATE:

By visiting the linked article (at the top of the post), I was able to find out that that our previous UFO (Unidentified Falling Object) is now an IFO (Identified Falling Object).

To quote the updated article:

Quote:

The "thing" was a three-foot steel rod that crashed through Mary's roof and stuck in the floor just a few feet from her plants.

FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said the orange rod was a ground handling wheel bar that fell off of a helicopter that had taken off from the Renton Airport.

The bar is used to help move the helicopter on the ground and should not have been attached to the aircraft when it took off.

The helicopter was up for a training flight and had an instructor and student on board, he said. He would not comment on how investigators determined which aircraft was responsible.

"Inadequate Preflight" come to mind?  conehead 

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Futurecaptain
Posted 2006-09-19 03:12:55 and read 2670 times.

Quoting Rdwelch (Reply 1):
Maybe it's a "lightning rod".



Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 2):
A tail stand?



Quoting Jpax (Reply 3):
A witch's broom?



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
A rod of pee from the toilet?



Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 7):
It's a chemical contrail canister.



Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 8):
Probably something Menzies was using to close a hatch or something like that.

Wow, I see noone read the article that was referenced.
It was a ground handling bar off a helicopter that seems to have been accidentally left on for takeoff. Not even a UFO as it has been identified.

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: KELPkid
Posted 2006-09-19 03:17:38 and read 2662 times.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 15):
Wow, I see noone read the article that was referenced.
It was a ground handling bar off a helicopter that seems to have been accidentally left on for takeoff. Not even a UFO as it has been identified.

FutureCaptain:

In all fairness, when this article was originally posted (~5-6 hours ago), the object was still unidentified. KOMO came along about 10-20 minutes ago and updated their original aritcle.

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: TymnBalewne
Posted 2006-09-19 03:27:37 and read 2632 times.

Could it have been a rod of the eddington variety?

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Futurecaptain
Posted 2006-09-19 03:41:13 and read 2610 times.

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 16):
In all fairness, when this article was originally posted (~5-6 hours ago), the object was still unidentified. KOMO came along about 10-20 minutes ago and updated their original aritcle.

Ok, in all fairness I didn't know this.

thanks.

Topic: RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?
Username: Rdwelch
Posted 2006-09-21 00:13:20 and read 2385 times.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 18):
Ok, in all fairness I didn't know this.

In all fairness, it was a weak attempt at humor, not ignorance.

Gus


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