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Rod Falls From The Sky?  
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3271 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 

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User currently offlineRdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

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

Gus


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

A tail stand?



User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

A witch's broom?  crazy 

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

A rod of pee from the toilet?  Wink

lol


But seriously why would the house shake over a rod?

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3017 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



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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

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



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User currently offlineShowerOfSparks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

It's a chemical contrail canister.

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

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

User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

An Unidentified Falling Object?  silly 



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User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

unidentified falling object  Wink



I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

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

damm you beat me to it !



I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

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

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

Quote:

§ 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



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2700 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.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2685 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 



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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2664 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.


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2656 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.



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User currently offlineTymnBalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 944 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Could it have been a rod of the eddington variety?


Dewmanair...begins with Dew
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2604 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.


User currently offlineRdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2379 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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