Ice ball shock
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