Huge ice chunk falls from sky, through Pierce man’s roof4/ 06/ 2012 en 3:52 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Huge ice chunk falls from sky, through Pierce man’s roof
Published 06:55 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2012
EDGEWOOD — The sky wasn’t falling in Edgewood last week, but pardon Sam Edmon if he might have felt that way after a massive chunk of ice came crashing through his home.
Edmon was in bed around 11 p.m. on June 4 and heard what he thought was an explosion. He got up and checked the house but didn’t find anything unusual.
That is, until the next morning when he realized there was a hole in his roof that led all the way to his front hall closet.
“Probably a hole about 8 inches (in diameter),” Edmon said. “I come back into the house, open the closet (and) there’s insulation everywhere, soaking wet.”
He also found chunks of ice, and he thinks they fell from a plane.
He did save some of the ice in his fridge as evidence.
A representative with the FAA says it could have been rime ice, which forms on the wing of an airplane when there is high humidity amid cold and windy conditions at high altitudes. When the plane starts to descend, the ice comes off.
Edmond says the FAA told him there were no planes flying overhead at the time of the incident.
His repair bill is just under $1,000 to fix it, but he’s glad no one was injured.
And this wasn’t the first bit of bad luck Edmon has had in the house. In 1984 a piece of an airplane engine landed in his back yard. And in a completely separate incident, the house burned also burned down and needed to be completely rebuilt.