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Projectile Of The Week

I’m worried. Blogger Towers isn’t exactly on an air path but we are visited regularly enough by aeroplanes on holding patterns for it to be a concern.

What’s the problem? Blue Ice, that’s what.

The phenomenon first came to my attention this week when I read of a mysterious object which landed in a field in the Indian village of Fazilpur Badli. The locals thought it might have been a meteorite but when officials arrived to investigate, they found that it was a Ball of frozen human faeces, or as those in the aviation industry call it, blue ice referencing the hue it takes from the detergents in an aircraft’s carsey.

I suppose they should consider themselves lucky.  On 17th December 2016 60-year-old Rajrani Gaud was hit on the shoulder in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh by a ball of frozen poo and urine which had been dropped from an aircraft. Her injuries could have been worse had the ball not struck the edge of her terrace house before hitting her.

And nearer to home, in 2013, Caroline Gray was woken up by an explosion. On rousing herself she found that a brown and yellow block of ice had plummeted into the bathroom of her static caravan in Pattingham in Staffordshire before crashing through the floor.

I am relieved to learn that aircraft are prohibited from ejecting passenger waste whilst in flight and that the pilots don’t have a button they can press in any case. But as we all know, accidents can happen.

This post first appeared on Windowthroughtime | A Wry View Of Life For The World-weary, please read the originial post: here

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Projectile Of The Week


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