May 21, 2024

Native Information

“We heard an explosion, mainly.”

SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — A big ice chunk fell from the sky and hit a home in Massachusetts, damaging the roof of the house, the home-owner stated.

Jeff Ilg stated he and his spouse, Amelia Rainville, suspect the ice fell off an airplane touring to Boston Logan Worldwide Airport. Neither the couple nor their two kids had been harm when the ice chunk, which Ilg stated was initially estimated to be 15 to twenty kilos (six to 9 kilograms), hit the roof on Sunday night time.

“We heard an explosion, mainly,” he stated on Thursday. “The loudest pop, bang I’ve ever heard.” Then they heard particles rolling down the roof onto a decrease roof, he stated. Initially it was thought the home was struck by lightning.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated it’s investigating.

The couple ran upstairs to examine on their kids, who had been drowsing regardless of the noise. They then ran round the home to see what occurred after which exterior the place Ilg stated he noticed an enormous partial block of ice on the again step, and particles scattered across the yard and on the roof.

“I had no thought what this was,” he stated. He grabbed a flashlight and began in search of injury however couldn’t see any at first. His spouse referred to as police after which he noticed gap within the roof. He ran as much as the attic to see if there was a gap.

“Certain sufficient it was in there and it was massive,” Ilg stated. The influence on the skin was about 18 inches to 2 toes (45 to 60 centimeters) in diameter, he stated, however the injury to the within was greater.

Ilg and his spouse collected 10 kilos (4 kilograms) of ice in luggage however there was lots extra to gather, he stated.