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Plane Ice Smashed Car Windscreen  
User currently offlinejrfspa320 From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 253 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Anybody else see this
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/10324666.stm

How does this happen?

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

The waste drain dump valve leaks. Waste water leaks out and freezes. The plane decends into warmer air as it gets ready to land and the ice block falls off. Happens often....


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently onlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

I wouldn't leave that block of toilet ice on my car seat to melt into the fabric like that, unless he is looking to get a whole new car out of it?

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

More details and pictures on the local news site down here.

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news...rticle-2312382-detail/article.html

The 'hit' is about six miles from where I live, it's not the first time it's happened either. Being under a couple of major airways where aircraft begin to descent towards London and Bristol it's not really surprising.


Dan  



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User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

American, National and Northwest all had leaky toliet dump valve leaks on 727s that formed a chunk of blue ice that went into the number 3 engine, tearing it completely off the airplane on three seperate occasions. Russ Farris

User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

I like how the guy is holding what looks like frozen urine and waste water in his bare hands! Maybe its even worse than that. As one Dr at the CDC told us in a class, "If its wet and it's not yours do not touch it !!"

He is lucky, if I may say that, it was only his windscreen. Notice how close to hitting the sheetmetal on the roof of the car.

Poor Guy

Later
MD


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

There was a woman back in the 80's that had this happen to her, only in came in through a skylight in her home.
She thought it was a meteor, so she put it in her freezer to "preserve" it until the authorities came to examine it.
I would have loved to see the look on her face when they told her what it was made of!
There isn't enough bleach in the world......


User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

This happened recently to some in MKE. A chunk of ice from a airplane crashed through the roof of their home, went through two floors, and ended up in the basement. Apparently it missed a sleeping child by inches...


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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2907 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2072 times:

Is a windscreen the windshield?


Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently onlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2748 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2066 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 8):
Is a windscreen the windshield?

Yes.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Blue Water Ice caused by a leaking Drain valve at Cruising Altitude Freezing & falling out.
Its acually containing Contaminated water with Urine & Excretia.Even with the DDD [Dye/Disinfectent/Deodrant] added.
Not Advisible to Hold it.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinegrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Would they be able to track the aircraft that it fell from? and if so can they claim from that airline or would this be an act of god?

Grimey


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Knowing the Time & route it could be possible.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3856 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
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looks like galley waste water too me.... neither report substantiates the idea of lav waste...
plus there are other external drain tubes that could have iced...


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