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