Tod
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Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:22 am

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

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rdwelch
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:25 am

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

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COERJ145
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:48 am

A tail stand?

 
Jpax
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:54 am

A witch's broom?  crazy 
 
jamesbuk
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:03 am

A rod of pee from the toilet?  Wink

lol


But seriously why would the house shake over a rod?

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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:40 am

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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bongo
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:46 am

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

For sure it is an UFO... nobody really knows what it is  Wink
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ShowerOfSparks
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:59 am

It's a chemical contrail canister.
 
AirTranTUS
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:13 am

Probably something Menzies was using to close a hatch or something like that.
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PPVRA
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:51 am

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

An Unidentified Falling Object?  silly 
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cusaeng
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:53 am

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 5):
Probably a UFO

unidentified falling object  Wink
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:54 am

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

damm you beat me to it !
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:28 am

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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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:54 am

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.
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KELPkid
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:05 am

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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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:12 am

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.
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KELPkid
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:17 am

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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tymnbalewne
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:27 am

Could it have been a rod of the eddington variety?
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futurecaptain
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:41 am

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.
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rdwelch
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RE: Rod Falls From The Sky?

Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:13 am

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.

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