FAA probing ice chunks that crashed through California roof

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 7, 2017 at 9:11 AM
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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Aviation officials are looking into whether chunks of ice that crashed through a California family's roof came from a passing airplane.

Brandon Blanchard said no one was inside his family's Chino home about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when the large ice chunks crashed through the roof of the house and into the bathroom usually used by his daughter.

Blanchard told KABC-TV his wife was the first to arrive home and told him there appeared to have been "an explosion or something."

Further investigation revealed the offending ice chunks in the bathtub.

"I'm wondering what's going on, I don't know what's happening," Blanchard said. "Once I settled down, and I saw the ice, I think it had to fall from the sky. What's in the sky? Airplanes!"

Blanchard said he filed a police report with the Chino Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration said it has opened an investigation into whether the ice chunks could have fallen from a passing aircraft.

Blanchard said he is now trying to explain the situation to his insurance company.

"They laughed a little bit, but it wasn't uncommon I guess in the insurance industry. So they are now looking into it," Blanchard said.

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