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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:41 pm

Yahoo! News wrote:Mysterious ice chunk smashes Florida car

TAMPA, Fla. - Raymond Rodriguez was changing a tire when an 18-inch chunk of ice plummeted from the sky with a piercing whistle, then a metallic crunch. The ice chunk crushed the roof of a nearby Ford Mustang on Sunday morning. No one was hurt.

"I was scared," Rodriguez said, who was only feet away. "It's crazy, man."

The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing flight schedules to see if the ice fell off a plane. The ice did not have a blue tint that would indicate it came from a plane's lavatory. The National Weather Service said conditions in Tampa were not favorable for the formation of large balls of ice, known as megacryometeors.

"It's not an act of God," said Carlos Javage, whose son's car was wrecked by the mystery ice. "This came off an airplane."


If my car got hit by iced-up poo water from a plane...I would be REALLY mad. This is bad enough. :-P
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Postby SniperShot » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:57 pm

Man that's insane. Especially considering it was in 80 degree Tampa...

Megacryometeors is an awesome word.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:53 pm

It wasn't 80 degrees in Tampa last night it was in the 40's here
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Postby RWLongy4 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:04 pm

I can just imagine the conversation with your insurance company...

"So how did you damage your car?"
"Oh an 18 inch chunk of ice fell out of the sky and hit it."
"You mean it fell off of a tree or something?"
"Nope, straight out of the sky."
"Right... Were you up north or something?"
"Nope, it happened right here in Tampa"
"How many drugs were you on at the time?"

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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:24 pm

RWLongy4 wrote:I can just imagine the conversation with your insurance company...

"So how did you damage your car?"
"Oh an 18 inch chunk of ice fell out of the sky and hit it."
"You mean it fell off of a tree or something?"
"Nope, straight out of the sky."
"Right... Were you up north or something?"
"Nope, it happened right here in Tampa"
"How many drugs were you on at the time?"

:-b


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Postby RocketsDWM » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:47 pm

Huh. I would have guessed Germany.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:59 pm

DANG!!!

That would tick me off REALLY bad. 8-o
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Re: No blue tint...that makes it OK.

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:13 am

Mercer Boy wrote:
Yahoo! News wrote:"It's not an act of God," said Carlos Javage, whose son's car was wrecked by the mystery ice. "This came off an airplane."


Well, there's the quote from the expert everyone. He obviously knows what happened. Mystery solved.
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Postby josebach » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:24 am

I've heard of this before. Obviously it's a lot colder the higher you get so what happens is condensation freezes to part of the plane and after a while it gets too heavy and falls. Usually the ice melts before it hits ground but maybe because it was so cold it didn't? Who knows? Sucks to be him, but I'd just be glad nobody was hurt. I'm sure his insurance will cover it.
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Re: No blue tint...that makes it OK.

Postby Flux » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:41 am

Mercer Boy wrote:
Yahoo! News wrote:Mysterious ice chunk smashes Florida car

TAMPA, Fla. - Raymond Rodriguez was changing a tire when an 18-inch chunk of ice plummeted from the sky with a piercing whistle, then a metallic crunch. The ice chunk crushed the roof of a nearby Ford Mustang on Sunday morning. No one was hurt.

"I was scared," Rodriguez said, who was only feet away. "It's crazy, man."

The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing flight schedules to see if the ice fell off a plane. The ice did not have a blue tint that would indicate it came from a plane's lavatory. The National Weather Service said conditions in Tampa were not favorable for the formation of large balls of ice, known as megacryometeors.

"It's not an act of God," said Carlos Javage, whose son's car was wrecked by the mystery ice. "This came off an airplane."


If my car got hit by iced-up poo water from a plane...I would be REALLY mad. This is bad enough. :-P


At least if it was the frozen poo, there would be some accountability and it would get paid for....he (or the insurance co.) seems SoL.
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