BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
Here's the link: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/11/12/fallen.ice.ap/index.html
here's the partial text:
KENT, Washington (AP) -- Investigators are trying to identify the source of ice chunks that smashed through the roof of a house in this Seattle suburb last week, landing on the bed of a 7-year-old girl.
They believe the ice formed on an aircraft and broke free, potentially indicating a mechanical or design problem, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus.
"It's a safety issue," Fergus said.
Investigators are certain it was not "blue ice," which comes from leaking airplane lavatories, he added.
Troy Halte said his family returned home November 4 to find a hole in the ceiling of their daughter's bedroom and five chunks of ice on the bed, three of them "the size of grapefruit." Three more chunks had fallen in the back yard.
Fergus said FAA officials are reviewing air traffic control tapes to check for planes that passed over the neighborhood that afternoon.
Boeing Co. officials say ice can form on the leading edge of airplanes under some weather conditions, but a company official said she had never heard of the ice falling off and hitting the ground.
Any thoughts on what caused this? I'm not very technical, but I'm thinking it's blue ice. Yummy. What a treat to fall on your bed huh? lol.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
The ice has to go somewhere! Actually, its probably a leaking potable water drain or service panel. Its kinda rare for that sort of leak to cling to an aircraft in flight but I don't think its impossible.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1991 times:
"Boeing Co. officials say ice can form on the leading edge of airplanes under some weather conditions, but a company official said she had never heard of the ice falling off and hitting the ground"
And where exactly does the ice go, if not the ground? I have seen very thin ice on my front lawn, obviously having fallen off an aircraft a couple minutes before.