Authorities are looking into the source of a large ball of ice that fell from the sky recently, leaving a gaping hole in the roof of a Moxee, Washington, home.
Dwaine Morrison's teenage son and daughter were home, eating dinner, Tuesday when they heard the loud bang. He said they texted him pictures of the mess when they went upstairs.
The chunk of ice, said to measure about 1 foot by 1 foot and weighing 8 pounds, had crashed through the family’s roof and attic, breaking through drywall and pink insulation, and finally had landed in a walk-in closet. No one in the house was hurt.
"This thing had to be bowling-ball to volleyball size," Morrison told ABC News today. "It had some velocity to it. It came from high up."
The Federal Aviation Administration said it was investigating what flights might have been overhead at the time the block of ice fell.
For now, the hole in the Morrisons’ roof was patched up as the family awaited news from the FAA and their insurance company. Morrison said the family was storing the ice in a freezer in their garage.
"If that hit a person, they're dead," he said.
Meanwhile, the residents of a home in St. Laurent, Quebec, were reeling after the wheel of a jet fell from the sky and landed on their roof in the early morning hours Wednesday.
The homeowner, who did not want to be identified, told CTV Montreal the renter of the third-floor apartment was not home at the time.
"She can see through the kitchen right to the sky," the building's owner said. "She came down at 5 a.m., rang our doorbell panicking. ... It's ridiculous. It's a plane tire. ... How can a tire just fall off a plane?"
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reportedly said the tire belonged to a Falcon 10 corporate jet aircraft, which landed safely nearby at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport shortly after the incident.