Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chunk Of Ice Falls From Plane, Smashes Home

A Henderson, Nev., couple is stuck with a hole in their roof, a big repair bill and a bizarre story after a chunk of ice smashed through their garage roof.

Bill and Penny White told the TV station KVVU they were more than surprised when they heard a crash in their garage.

"My wife and I yelled, 'What the heck was that?'" said Bill White.

When they went to investigate, they found a huge hole in their roof and ice everywhere.

"It's like the size of large sofa cushion," said Penny White.

The Whites' neighbor, Roger Snyder, said the situation could have been a lot worse.

"Ten foot in either direction and it would have taken Bill or me out -- because it was that close," said Snyder.

An official with the Federal Aviation Administration told the Whites that the ice almost certainly fell from an airliner, possibly one with a leaky galley. Without the airline finding the problem and admitting their mistake, however, the FAA official said there was little likelihood in finding out from where the ice fell.

Now the Whites are stuck paying a $1,000 deductible to get the damage repaired.


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