Ice ball shock

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

BRUSH, Colorado: A bas­ket­ball-sized chunk of ice crashed through the roof of a fam­ily home af­ter ap­par­ently fall­ing from a pass­ing aero­plane.

Danelle Ha­gan and her daugh­ter, 9, were at home in Brush, north­east of Den­ver, when they heard the kitchen ceil­ing come crash­ing down. They were not in­jured.

“I heard what sounded like an ex­plo­sion. And I looked over and my kitchen was in sham­bles,” Ha­gan told KMGH-TV. “It was ter­ri­fy­ing.” The Ha­gans stored some of the ice in a freezer.

An avi­a­tion spokes man said the ice ap­peared to be “rime” ice, which can build up on the out­side of a plane’s fuse­lage.

He said the chances of get­ting hit by ice from a plane is “on the mag­ni­tude of a light­ning strike”. – Sapa-AP

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