MALVERNE, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A New York state couple said they were outside near Kennedy International Airport when a plane taking off from the hub dropped treated sewage on them.
Artie Hughes of Malverne said he was with his wife Thursday night when a plane passing overheard dumped a black liquid on them, 1010 WINS news radio, New York, reported Monday.
"Some black liquid, black oil came off on her face, and I walked around and I looked and said 'Oh my God.' There was quarter-sized, nickel-sized, dime-sized drops all over my deck, my barbecue, my table," Hughes said.
"It was oily in substance, blackish-greenish oil. I thought it was hydraulic fluid and then the policeman came down and said 'No I don't think so. Looks like something nastier than that,'" Hughes said.
He said the police officer suspected the substance was treated sewage from the plane's lavatory.
"He had spoken to somebody down at either the Port Authority or the FAA and said 'Yeah, it looks like there was an incident," Hughes said. "Some lavatory excrement had leaked out."
Hughes said he and his wife just want an explanation and for future incidents to be avoided.
"I think they should investigate and find out what happened," Hughes said. "Was a button pushed? Was the lavatory filled to capacity before it left the ground?"