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Block of ice falls from sky, hits roof of house

Original post made on Jun 12, 2012

A basketball-size block of ice fell from the sky and hit the roof of a Fremont home at about 6 p.m. Sunday in Fremont. A woman who was home at the time heard the impact and felt the house shake, Fremont police Sgt. Jeff Campbell said.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Uncle Bob, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

Ice chunks falling from airplanes occurs far too frequently. When this happens, authorities need to make every effort to determine which plane it came from and then march the CEO of the airline and the Captain of the plane out in handcuffs. That may help the airline industry to focus a bit more on the problem. As it is now, nobody is going to do anything until someone gets killed by falling ice.


Posted by Uncle Bob, you are stupid, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

Yeah Bob, handcuff that captain. Cause he opened a valve somewhere to let water get outside the plane, froze the water then waited til just the right moment to drop it onto a house. Yeah, that's how it happened.
Another good idea for you -- if you get drunk and drive, then put the CEO of your car company in jail because it can't be your fault, it must be the fault of the CEO that you drove drunk.
Stupid people say stupid things and you take the cake today for that post.


Posted by steve, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

All I have to say is THANKS OBAMA. Thanks for nothing. Excessive taxes regulation is at the root of this. I rest my case.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

Replying to Uncle Bob Downtown, actually you are stupid. Sometimes the contents of the commodes in a plane fall out when the external value opens. It is similar to the dump release on an RV. Since the air temp is -50 at 30,000 feet the water freezes almost instantly. Get your facts straight before you name call.


Posted by Uncle Bob, you are stupid, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Geez Mike, another rocket scientist. No, it does happen that way. The lav valve can only be opened by a truck when the plane is on the ground. That's for safety so the plane does not decompress in flight. The "contents of the commode" cannot leave the tank. If blue water leaks out it freezes. Quite rare considering the amount of flights every day. Water from the heated drain mast leading from the lav sinks is dumped overboard during flight. There are no cockpit located controls for that. It vaporizes immediately. If the heater to the drain mast fails, ice builds up. When the plane descends to a warmer altitude the ice melts.
Get an education or quit trying to sound as if you know how it happens.


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