View Full Version : Huge block of ice falls from sky in Oakland, California

10th Apr 2006, 15:58
Lt. Charles Glass of the Oakland Fire Hazardous Materials Team said the ice was pure water. "It didn't come from a toilet on a plane or anything like that."

Glass said the ice that firefighters pulled from the hole was about the same size of the hole -- three by three feet and two and a half feet deep.

Tony Hirsch, a Columbus, Ohio-based aviation expert, said ice falls of pure water are not uncommon: "Ice builds up on airplanes and falls off as they prepare to land."

But Hirsch said the airplane "would have to descend through what we call visible moisture, rain or clouds, for ice to build up." The skies were partly cloudy Saturday morning.

He said a large chunk of ice could build up on the vertical stabilizer or in a wheel well: "When they lower their landing gear, it falls off."


So, is this BS or no? 3 x 3 x 2.5 feet is a huge block of ice.

10th Apr 2006, 16:00
Probably not BS - that would be brown!

Onan the Clumsy
10th Apr 2006, 21:07
Isn't 3 a prime number?

Maybe aliens are trying to contact us...watch out for the 5 and seven foot versions :ooh:

10th Apr 2006, 21:48
I suppose all the meth freaks in LA stampeded out to grab it? :hmm:

Buster Hyman
11th Apr 2006, 04:22
Publicity stunt for "Ice Age 2".:cool:

Sleeping Freight Dog
11th Apr 2006, 04:36
Where the hell is Chicken Little when you need him???

Actually I think Mrs. Banjo was out in the backyard again and the falling
ice was the result of melting Polar Ice caps because it was so Hott

11th Apr 2006, 05:48
There was this guy who converted an old 747 to dump water on fires . . . . .

I told him he should dump it from lower down! :E