News Article - January 18, 2007

Ice Chunks Fall Through Roof of PA Home  
  WOODLYN -- A chunk of ice believed to have come from a passing airliner fell through the roof of a suburban Philadelphia home, but no one was seriously injured. The chunk, about the size of a brick, crashed through the roof of Penny Meyers' home as she was giving her 4-year-old daughter a bath around 8 p.m. Wednesday. It landed in a nearby bedroom.

   "I think of like a wrecking ball coming through a building or a cement wall," Meyers said. "The shingles came through, the insulation came through, wood splintered and it was all over the entire bedroom floor." Meyers and her husband think the ice came from a plane flying thousands of feet above their home, which is not far from Philadelphia International Airport. She and her daughter both suffered scrapes, but weren't seriously hurt.

   The couple put a temporary patch on the roof and their insurance company is scheduled to inspect the damage on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating.

Source - AP