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Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:36 am

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.


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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.

Steve
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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:44 am

Investigators are certain it was not "blue ice," which comes from leaking airplane lavatories, he added.

So what makes you think it's blue ice?

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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:45 am

Investigators are certain it was not "blue ice," which comes from leaking airplane lavatories, he added.

Drat! There goes my opportunity to use the old "House damaged by ICBM" joke.

Seriously though, It's fortunate no one was hurt!

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jeb94
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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:47 am

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.
 
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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:59 am

Oops! I didn't read the article carefully enough! I thought it said "investigators AREN'T sure if it was blue ice..."  Embarrassment

My bad!  Big grin
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avt007
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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 6:03 am

"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.
 
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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 6:08 am

And where exactly does the ice go, if not the ground?

Either: The black helicopters pick it up.
Or: The chemtrails make it melt.
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jeb94
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RE: Falling Ice From Aircraft?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:38 pm

So that's the real reason for chemtrails!