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User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I'm quite sure that this type of incident has occurred many times and has been discussed on the boards. I'm trying to figure how ice could fall from a airliner with the conditions we have been having in California. I guess it is possible that the ice was dislodged on approach to SFO.

I wonder what the conditions would have to be like for ice of that size to fall from a commercial airplane? A "bowling ball-sized chunk of ice" seems pretty large to form on the outside of an airplane.


MODESTO, Calif. -- A family's breakfast was interrupted Monday when a piece of ice fell out of the sky and through their roof. The ice had been dropped by a plane that was passing through the area. One piece of ice fell hit a 10-year-old boy who resides in the home. A large hole remains in the roof. Authorities are in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration to find out where the ice came from, and what caused it to fall.


http://www.kcra.com/news/13932448/detail.html

http://www.modbee.com/local/pmupdates/story/47556.html

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Quoting Buzz100ca (Thread starter):
Administration to find out where the ice came from, and what caused it to fall.

Have the authorities never heard of gravity?

Seriously though - lucky escape by the family.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Quoting Buzz100ca (Thread starter):
I wonder what the conditions would have to be like for ice of that size to fall from a commercial airplane? A "bowling ball-sized chunk of ice" seems pretty large to form on the outside of an airplane.

It sounds like the infamous "blue ice" which doesn't form on the outside of a plane but rather inside small compartments in the front and rear of an aircraft of you get my drift.  wink 

Quoting Buzz100ca (Thread starter):
A family's breakfast was interrupted Monday when a piece of ice fell out of the sky and through their roof.

Glad no one was hurt but talk about something that will make you lose your appetite.

ONT



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User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Quoting ONTFlyer (Reply 2):
It sounds like the infamous "blue ice"

Ah the "blue ice", according to the article:
"Firefighters on the scene said the fragments were brown and white, and looked like dirty ice. They found two brick-shaped chunks and lots of smaller shards."

I think I will leave it at that.  ill 


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17038 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

"Patient was admitted after being struck in the head by a mixture of ice, disinfectant blue fluid, and fecal matter".


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User currently offlineIflyKPDX From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

That does indeed sound like someone had quite a bad day...


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting IflyKPDX (Reply 5):
That does indeed sound like someone had quite a bad day...

Didn't a car in TPA get hit by this ice. Talk about the term "Oh Shit".

Hunter



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

I feel bad for the family and wonder if this would covered under home owners insurance or some insurance? Also wouldn't a bowling ball be wide body a/c or from an a/c like a 757?

Hunter



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

In the words of the great Spider Robinson, "No matter how safe you think you are, you can still be attacked by an icy BM."


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17038 posts, RR: 66
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
I feel bad for the family and wonder if this would covered under home owners insurance or some insurance? Also wouldn't a bowling ball be wide body a/c or from an a/c like a 757?

Pretty sure insurance would cover it since it is definitely not "an act of god". And you can count on the insurance company going right after the airline. I wouldn't worry. Airlines don't need this kind of PR and renovations are relatively cheap.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 9):
Pretty sure insurance would cover it

It did not cover that guys mustang in S. Florida. Yes, all insurance companies would go after the airline responsible for the damage. But whether the airline can be tracked down is totally different.

Take for instance NYC airspace, which is totally congested. If a piece of ice falls on the MET life building, it would be hard to tell where it came from as some 100-200 a/c and up to 60 airlines.. Now for SFO it could easily be narrowed but hopefully the airline gets tracked down. Hopefully someone can explain this better than I can.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 10):
But whether the airline can be tracked down is totally different.

Just make sure you document the time... don't they keep the tapes for 15 days?



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5029 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

Years ago some "blue ice" fell on a womans house and ended up in the living room. She thought it was a meteorite and put it in her freezer for authorities to examine. I would have loved to seen the look on her face when she found out what it was really made of!


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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 12):
I would have loved to seen the look on her face when she found out what it was really made of!

"It basically came from the airplane's waste tank"

"No s***?"

"Yes ma'am, s***."



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
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