Basketball sized chunk of ice crashes through roof of California home


It was just an another quiet 100-degree day in Modesto, California when a large chunk of ice fell from the sky an crashed though the roof of Monican Savath home, and landed on a car in the garage, damaging the bumper. The family, who was in the living room at the time, said it sounded like a bomb went off. Authorities suspect the ice broke free of an airplane.

From Sacramento's CBS affiliate:

Neighbor Lisa Lawrence saved a small piece of the ice chunk she says was bigger than a basketball. She says she was outside having a smoke on Wednesday morning when she says she heard the ice whizz by before she watched it smash through her neighbor's roof.

"Sounded like a jet actually—that's what made me look up and I was like, if that's a jet it's traveling pretty low," she said.

Now she's wondering if the ice came from a plane, which isn't unheard of. Blue ice, named for its distinctive color, is basically frozen sewage—a mix of human waste and disinfectant.

Planes aren't allowed to dump it, but on rare occasions, it leaks.

But everyone we spoke to said the ice wasn't blue; it was pure white.


Images: CBS Sacramento.