Block Of Ice Falls From The Sky, Damages Md. Home

11/ 05/ 2018 en 4:41 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Block Of Ice Falls From The Sky, Damages Md. Home

May 11, 2018 at 6:47 pm. BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — It wasn’t hailing, but officials say a block of ice fell from the sky and struck a home in Bel Air on Friday.

The home in the 900 block of Sidehill Drive sustained minor damage after the chunk hit a corner of the roof. Harford County Fire says the ice damaged the front gable and an exterior light.

Bel Air saw an above-average high of 80 degrees Friday afternoon with no precipitation in the area.

The Federal Aviation Administration told WJZ that the homeowner had been contacted and the incident was under investigation. reported that ice struck her Bel Air, MD home, and will investigate.

The FAA also said that two planes had passed over the area 15 minutes before to the incident, but the source of the ice is has not yet been determined.

No injuries were reported.

Fuente: CBS Baltimore

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Astonishing moment street cleaner cheats death by inches when block of ice ‘falls from plane’ in Kew

8/ 02/ 2018 en 6:48 | Publicado en Casuística, Hielo del fuselaje | Comentarios desactivados en Astonishing moment street cleaner cheats death by inches when block of ice ‘falls from plane’ in Kew

Barney Davis. Friday 9 February 2018 08:16

This is the incredible moment a block of ice falling from the sky narrowly misses a street cleaner in leafy Kew Gardens.
CCTV footage captured the moment council worker Serhiy Myeshkov is startled by the loud “explosion” of sound as the 20kg sheet of ice crashed to the ground “like a meteorite”.
He was working under a busy flight path to Heathrow in North Road, yards from Kew Gardens station, leading to speculation from onlookers that it fell from a plane.
Amir Khan, 39, of taxi firm International Chauffeurs, captured the moment on the taxi firm’s security camera at just after 9am on Wednesday.

He said: “It was like the start of a disaster movie like The Day After Tomorrow.
“It made such a loud noise like a meteorite crashing down. The street cleaner was so confused and scared. Everyone came running out to look at the sky. It was crazy.”

His boss Mos Sayid added: “I walk my kids round that corner all the time it has me worried for them. I live close by so I’m constantly under the flight path – there is no escape.
“It’s a miracle no one was hit. It was a really big block of ice – bigger than your head. I hope something changes so it doesn’t happen again.”
Vipin Chopra, 50, was inside the off-licence when he heard what sounded like a “huge explosion” from outside.
He said: “The airline is at fault, its under a flightpath. I keep looking up thinking it could happen again.ice3a

“It’s such a popular area school kids always walk along there. “Anything falling from that height could have killed.
“The airlines need to do something to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
In comparison to the 2.5 million flights a year in UK airspace, approximately 30 ice falls per year are reported to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
They say they can be caused by leaks from planes or when ice which has naturally formed on an aircraft at higher altitudes breaks off as it descends into warmer air.
A spokesman for CAA said: “Although ice does very occasionally fall from aircraft, it can also be the result of meteorological phenomena.
“We receive around 30 reported ice falls every year, although we are not certain how many of these incidents are the result of ice falling from an aircraft.”

Fuente: Evening Standard

Ice That Tore Through Chino Roof Believed To Have Come From LAX-Bound Plane

4/ 11/ 2017 en 4:37 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Ice That Tore Through Chino Roof Believed To Have Come From LAX-Bound Plane

CHINO (CBSLA) — A Chino home was sporting a blue tarp Wednesday to cover a hole in its roof caused by a falling chunk of ice, believed to have come from a plane that flew overhead.

A large chunk of ice crashed through the roof of Brandon Blanchard’s home Saturday night. He believes the ice came from a plane headed for Los Angeles International Airport 50 miles away.

The ice tore through the San Bernardino County home and landed in a bathtub. Blanchard said it sounded like an explosion.

“We think we’re fortunate too, that it landed in the bathtub,” he said. He said he thinks with the force of the fall, the tub kept the ice from tearing an even bigger hole through his home.

Since the ice was not blue, it did not come from a plane’s bathroom, but may have come from a leak in a galley kitchen.

The home and the surrounding neighborhood lies in the flight path of LAX, so ice has fallen in the area before. In 2006, ice crashed through the roof of a home just two miles away.

The FAA is checking radar replays to see which planes were in the area at the time of Saturday’s incident.

Fuente: CBS Los Ángeles

WestJet to pay for damage after ice chunk falls through roof

26/ 02/ 2017 en 4:47 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en WestJet to pay for damage after ice chunk falls through roof

Daniel Martins. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:02 AM –    A Calgary couple was startled Friday night after a large chunk of ice crashed through the roof of their home.

Now, WestJet says it will pay for the damages, after it seemed likely the ice fell from one of the airline’s planes.

“A preliminary investigation of the situation with Nav Canada indicates the ice did fall from a WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400 on approach into Calgary from Regina,” company spokesperson Lauren Stewart told CBC News Saturday.

The ice chunk was around 30 cm in diameter, and had gone straight through the roof and main floor of the home to land in the basement. The home, a bungalow, was located in the 100-block of Doverthorn Bay S.E.

The home’s owners, Theresa and Richard Couch, were watching hockey when the incident happened, though they weren’t injured. Theresa told CBC the couple had lived in the home for more than four decades, and aircraft approach routes had changed in the last two years to take more planes directly over the home.

“Now we’re very nervous,” she told the station. “With all these planes passing over our house all the time, it’s day and night.”

Meanwhile, an airplane landing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto went off the runway Friday overnight, while the province experienced wet and foggy conditions. Read the story here and watch the video below.

Fuente: The Weather Network

Poop falling from skies in New Delhi!! NGT orders inspection

28/ 10/ 2016 en 7:59 | Publicado en Daños, Hielo azul, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales, Personales | Comentarios desactivados en Poop falling from skies in New Delhi!! NGT orders inspection

New Delhi, Oct 28, 2016 (PTI)

Imagine human excreta falling on you from airplanes flying above!! A former senior armyman has moved the National Green Tribunal alleging dumping of human waste by aircraft over residential areas near the IGI airport here, which led the green panel to order an inspection of his South Delhi house.

Lt Gen (Retd) Satwant Singh Dahiya has sought criminal proceedings against commercial airlines and levy of hefty fines on them for endangering the health of residents, terming the act as violation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Noting the submissions of the petitioner, the green panel directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to depute a senior environmental engineer to inspect his house and check the existence of human excreta on the walls.

It also asked CPCB that if excreta was found, samples should be collected for analysis and the report placed before the tribunal. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also issued notices to the Ministries of Environment and Forests and Civil Aviation and CPCB, seeking their replies within two weeks.

Plane toilets store human waste in special tanks. These are normally disposed of by ground crew once the plane lands, but aviation officials acknowledge that lavatory leaks can occur in the air at times. There have been instances, including in India, when people have been injured.

In his petition, Vasant Enclave resident Dahiya has sought creation of a 24-hour helpline for immediate reporting of the incident and a monitoring mechanism to check that no aircraft drops “human soil or excreta” while landing.

“For past more than the week in the early morning, we found that walls and floors of terrace of our house splattered with large patches of excreta dumped by aircraft flying in front of Palam airport at night. This is the second time this has happened. Last time it had occurred in early October when we had spent Rs 50,000 to get the entire exterior resurfaced with fresh paint.

“Diwali is only few days away and being the festive season having recently finished fresh coating of the house exterior at considerable experience to clean up the premises. We are again faced with having our walls completed spattered with waste. We are retired people and cannot afford to have this defacement everyday,” the plea said.

The bench, also comprising U D Salvi, said “we direct senior environmental engineer from CPCB to visit the premises of the applicant and check whether as a matter of fact remnant of human excreta are found on the walls or on terrace floor of the applicant’s building or any building adjacent thereto.

“If the remnants are found, its samples should be collected for analysis in order to confirm its nature and analysis report be placed before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing” on November 25.

Advocate B V Niren, appearing for Civil Aviation Ministry, opposed the argument and said plane toilets stored the waste in special tanks which are normally disposed of by ground crews once the plane lands.

In January this year, a woman in a village near Bhopal suffered injuries when a frozen mass bounced off a nearby building and fractured her shoulder. Aviation experts then believed that the mass could have been either blue ice, a term used to describe sewage leaked form an aircraft lavatory, or a megacryometeor – an extremely large chunk of ice formed under unusual conditions. Similar incidents have been reported from the US and the UK too.

Fuente: Deccan Herald

Chunk of ice that ‘could have come from a plane’ falls from sky and crashes through car’s windscreen

26/ 07/ 2016 en 7:08 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo azul, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Chunk of ice that ‘could have come from a plane’ falls from sky and crashes through car’s windscreen
  • Rome police are investigating after the car sustained significant damage
  • Italian media said the ice chunk weighed 45lbs and fell from the sky
  • The car’s windscreen, front passenger seats and gearbox were destroyed

By Chris Kitching for MailOnline
Published: 13:39 GMT, 28 July 2016 | Updated: 13:40 GMT, 28 July 2016

Investigators say a chunk of ice that fell from the sky and crashed through a car’s windscreen may have come from an aeroplane as it flew over Rome.

Called an ‘ice meteorite’ by Italian media, the falling object weighed almost 45lbs and left the car’s owner with a hefty repair bill, according to reports.

People who live nearby said they heard a loud bang and looked outside to see the parked car, a Toyota Aygo, with significant damage.

The car was unoccupied and no one was injured in Tuesday night’s bizarre incident in Rome’s Monteverde area.

Investigators think the chunk of ice may have formed when liquid leaked from a plane flying overhead, The Local reported.

It destroyed the car’s windscreen, front passenger seats and gearbox.

The car’s owner, Fabiola Nacci, told Rome newspaper Il Messaggero: ‘I went onto the balcony of my boyfriend’s house at 10pm and noticed what I thought was a white plastic bag on the front seat of my car, which I hadn’t left there.’

She went down and realised ice had gone through the car’s window.

Il Messaggero, which published photos of the damage, said police collected samples for testing and could charge the plane’s owner with aviation safety violations if it is confirmed the ice came from a plane.

In the meantime, Nacci is without a car.

She said: ‘The repairs will cost me about half of the Aygo’s current value.’

Ice falls from aircraft are considered to be extremely rare, with around 25 reported every year in the UK, said the Civil Aviation Authority.

Some incidents occur when ice forms naturally on an aircraft at higher altitudes and breaks off as the plane descends, it said.

The Federal Aviation Administration in the US said a plane’s lavatory holding tank or drain tube can occasionally leak wastewater that will freeze once it hits the outside air at a high altitude.

The discoloured ice is usually called ‘blue ice’ because a blue chemical is added in some tanks to deodorise the water and break down solid waste.

The FAA said: ‘If blue ice falls from an aircraft, the ice will usually break up and melt before it hits the ground.

‘If the ice doesn’t fall off, it will melt as the airplane descends for landing. Then it usually dissipates into small droplets.’

Pilots are unable to dump wastewater in flight because aircraft waste valves are located on the exterior and can only be operated by ground crew, the FAA said.

Fuente: DailyMail

Chunk of ice ‘the size of a breeze block’ falls from plane onto Alexandra Road in Sheen

29/ 03/ 2016 en 7:03 | Publicado en Casuística, Hielo del fuselaje | Comentarios desactivados en Chunk of ice ‘the size of a breeze block’ falls from plane onto Alexandra Road in Sheen

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Hannah Clive and George Odling

A chunk of ice “the size of a breezeblock” fell from a plane on Tuesday morning onto a road in Sheen.

Hannah Clive, 40, witnessed the ice narrowly miss parked cars in Alexandra Road at about 10.45am and said the block landed with a loud bang.

The musician and writer, who is the daughter of the late actor and author John Clive, told the Richmond and Twickenham Times: “I was sitting there talking with my mother on the phone and interrupted her saying ‘mum, something just fell out of the sky’.”

Continue Reading Chunk of ice ‘the size of a breeze block’ falls from plane onto Alexandra Road in Sheen…

Huge ice chunk falls from sky, through Pierce man’s roof

4/ 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.

Fuente: SeattlePi

Huge ice block falls from the sky onto Whittier woman’s Escort

16/ 01/ 2011 en 3:59 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Huge ice block falls from the sky onto Whittier woman’s Escort

By Venusse Navid, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/19/2011 06:56:17 PM PST

WHITTIER – Chicken Little she’s not. But when a huge chunk of ice deplaned from a passing jumbo jet on Sunday, it deposited itself right on the hood of Grace Caiazza’s 1999 Ford Escort in the 8300 block of Vicki Drive.

Now she faces an estimated $2,000 in damages and is looking for the responsible airline. Continue Reading Huge ice block falls from the sky onto Whittier woman’s Escort…

Ice block from aircraft smashes into home in Chichester

22/ 07/ 2010 en 6:50 | Publicado en Casuística, Daños, Hielo del fuselaje, Materiales | Comentarios desactivados en Ice block from aircraft smashes into home in Chichester

Published: 22nd Jul 2010 14:11:01.

A huge block of ice believed to have fallen from an aircraft crashed through the roof of a property in West Sussex as the homeowners slept.

Vince Foot and his wife were in bed when the ice smashed a 2ft (0.6m) hole in the roof at Summerdale Court, Chichester, just before 0200 BST.

Tiles and debris were strewn 30ft (9.1m) as the massive block landed in the couple’s spare bedroom.

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