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Airplane's Toilet Ice Crashes Garden Party  
User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 7855 times:

Airplane's Toilet Ice Crashes Garden Party
Mon Sep 6, 9:50 PM ET

GRAZ, Austria - It was an inelegant intruder on a sunny afternoon: a chunk of ice from a jetliner toilet that broke free and slammed into an Austrian family's garden.

No one was injured when the ice tumbled from the sky Sunday afternoon in Graz, about 120 miles south of Vienna, authorities said. The fragment bore deep into the soil in the garden, where the unidentified family was enjoying a lazy summer afternoon.

Police said the 6-inch ice ball almost certainly came from an airliner toilet, judging from its blue color and its odor. They did not elaborate.

Copyright © 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Thank goodness no one was hurt! Could you imagine having to be the one to type in "Airplane Toilet Ice" as the cause of death on a Death Certificate?! Imagine having to explain that one to mourning family and friends.

I've heard of very sparse reports of lav ice falling from aircraft, but does this kind of thing happen often?

Thought I'd post this for a chuckle or discussion!

Cheers,
NZblue


It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 7669 times:
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Ahh yes, one of those lovely "Boeing Bombs." Good to hear that there were no injuries.


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 7654 times:

Whatever happened to that guy that tried to sue AA for causing damage to his boat? He lost the case, but wasn't he preparing to sue some other airline?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 7568 times:

I remember a woman in the news once who found some "blue ice" and thought it was a meteor so she put it in her freezer to save it for the news! Duh. Boeing put out a training viedo about blue ice some years back after American lost an angine due to a chronic leak. (The freezing and expansion of the water that ran back along the fuselage fatigued the metal on the #3 engine mount http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp?id=LAX85IA206&rpt=fi) Apparently it happens too often considering that 'no leak is the only acceptable one'. One rather sizable chunk flattened a cars roof on the tape. It usually happens under the major arrival routes as frozen leaks start to melt and break free as the plane descends. The video mentioned more than a dozen reports of it in Long Island, NY in one year....yucko.



User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 7323 times:

I can't recall if it was a fake or if it was real. It was an older picture, black and white. It was of a family room's roof crashed in b/c of an ice block, later idenifyed as a "poop block", in this family's house. Funny to see. Now I know there is a special hose that is hooked up to the a/c that discards the waste, can this come undone in flight?

I saw the song CEO guy doing the ground crew job and he took the business out. Not a fun job. Talk about taking a customer's $hit.

Thanks again.

UA777222



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 7307 times:

very rare but very interesting story indeed. this has happened several times in the past - every situation in different ways. I find it hard for me to ignore "Airplane Toilet Ice" stories, lol... Yes 420!


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User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 7297 times:

Actaully, there is one of these stories in the press about once a year at least. And strangely, always Boeing aircraft, it would seem....hmmmm.... just could be an indication that those planes really do know what they're made of/full of!?  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 7241 times:

"Now I know there is a special hose that is hooked up to the a/c that discards the waste, can this come undone in flight? "
Yes, it's hooked up while on the ground. The dump hose is attatched to the lav truck and is not part of the airplane so it cannot come undone in flight. The cap to the drain valve is subject to leaks and that is where the problem occurs.

Also, the culprit aircraft is rarely identified, so how can one be sure it was a Boeing???? In my day I have dumped Airbus, Boeing, MD & Lockheed and they can all leak if the plug seal from the waste tank to the drain line is bad and there is no secondary stopper at the drain valve opening (or it leaks too).


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 7095 times:

Police said the 6-inch ice ball almost certainly came from an airliner toilet, judging from its blue color and its odor. They did not elaborate.

No need to. I'm sure the ice ball spoke for itself.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 7023 times:

Oh is it possible to dump toilet ice in such a way??? I mean technically and legally........

User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 7000 times:

LOL...Is it possible? Yes, when there is a leak in the lavatory system. Obviously, blue ice is by no means an intentional dumping of lav waste. 'Technically', the tolerance for leaks is zero. 'Legally' most airline maintenance proceedures specify that if a dump chute is found to be leaking (usually evidenced by streaks of blue colorant along the fuselage) it must be fixed or the toilet drained and taken out of service until it can be repaired.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 6912 times:

What about dumping it intentionally? Is it possible by pressing a button? Guess not right?

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

"Would you care for some ice in your drink, madam?"

Geoff M.


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 6447 times:

Didn't the 727 have a long line of engine losses through this, the Ice would come flying off the front lav hatch and take out the starboard engine?

Any aircraft (with a toilet) can leak 'the blue stuff' it is not just a problem with plagues Boeing (Although they have been around longer so there would be more instances of it).

- Could have landed on their barbecue - talk about T-Burgers........

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 6117 times:


I remember several years ago a "Blue Bomber" crashed through the roof of a greenhouse on the north shore here in Massachusetts. Did major damage if I recall. Tough way to water the plants.

Perhaps this could start the ultimate A vs. B war - which generates the bigger poop balls?

Logan


User currently offlineNBGskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 5221 times:

I just have one thing to say....BOMBS AWAY!!!!


"I use multi-billion dollar military satellite systems to find tupperware in the woods."
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5697 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 4435 times:

I mean this is a really funny story, but only until you think of the possible consequences when such "blessing" from the sky hits you, your kid or someone elderly in the head.

User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 12 months ago) and read 4379 times:

Logan22L

Let not have an A Vs B. Plenty of threads go that way.

Do you actually have any data.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 12 months ago) and read 4314 times:


BENNETT123: I refuse to use smilies, but I hope you know I was kidding.

Logan


User currently offlineKim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 12 months ago) and read 4296 times:

Wasn't Toilet Ice that white rapper in the 1990's???  Big grin

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