Large ice chunk crashes through a Colorado residence

Large ice chunk crashes through a Colorado residence


Legal news for Colorado general litigation attorneys. A house was deemed inhabitable after an ice chunk crashed through a roof.

Federal Aviation Administration alerts- Officials believe an ice chunk fell from an airplane, crashed through the roof of a Colorado home.

Fort Morgan, CO—A mother and her 9-year-old daughter had just finished breakfast and left the kitchen when all of a sudden they heard a loud “explosion.” A bowling ball sized piece of ice crashed through the Brush residence on Saturday, November 14, 2009, around 10:00 a.m., which left the family homeless for Thanksgiving, as reported by the Brush News Tribune.

The ball of ice left a 3-foot gapping hole in the kitchen of Danielle Hagan’s 50-year-old home, which also disrupted the cancer causing carcinogen, asbestos that was in the framework of the house. Thankfully, Hagan and her daughter were not injured in the incident. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrived at the house located at 323 Western, to investigate whether the large ball of ice was from a airplane flying through the area. Hagan kept a piece of the ice in her freezer until officials arrived to investigate. On Wednesday, FAA officials stated the ice appeared to be “Rime ice,” which is accumulated on the outside of the airplane’s fuselage when the aircraft flies through could and west air. Officials do not believe it was “blue ice,” which originates from the airplanes toilet. The home has since been deemed uninhabitable, which is unfortunate due to the upcoming holidays. FAA officials claimed instances like this are rare, but do happen. The investigation continues.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Colorado general litigation lawyers.

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