Huge ice chunk, possibly from plane, crashes through roof

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Dec. 13, 2017 at 10:38 AM
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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Southern California couple said they were shocked when a huge block of ice, suspected to have fallen from an airplane, crashed through the roof of their home.

Claudell Curry, 82, said he and his wife, Odell Marie Curry, 83, were watching TV at about 9 p.m. Sunday at their San Bernardino home when there was a loud crashing noise that shook their home.

"That terrible noise, I never heard a noise like that before," Claudell Curry told The San Bernardino Sun.

Curry told KABC-TV "it sounded like a bomb went off" inside their home.

Curry said he went into the master bedroom, where he found the bed and floor covered with insulation from the attic, which he could see through a hole punched in the ceiling.

"And then we saw the big huge white objects on the floor," Curry said. "And I was like what is this? It was ice."

He said the ice, which was the approximate size of a car engine, may have fallen from a passing plane.

The ice crash was remarkably similar to a November incident at the Chino home of Brandon Blanchard.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said at the time of the incident at Blanchard's home that the ice may have formed on the wing of an aircraft and fallen over the home.

Gregor said the ice would have been blue if it had come from a plane's lavatory. The ice in both incidents was clear.

"We shiver every time we think we could have been in bed," Claudell Curry said. "The wife is still nervous, but we are doing OK. It was quite a traumatic experience."

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