A huge eight-pound chunk of ice fell mysteriously from the sky in Moxee, Washington, and crashed into a family’s home, leaving a gaping hole in the roof.
Authorities are now looking for the source of the massive ball of ice which blasted through the roof of a Moxee, Washington, home.
The chunk of ice, reportedly measuring about 1 foot by 1 foot, crashed through the Morrison family’s roof on Tuesday evening, smashing through drywall and insulation, before coming to a stop into a walk-in closet. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Authorities are looking for the source of the huge ball of ice (pictured) which left a gaping hole in the roof of a family’s home (photo: Dwaine Morrison).
Fortunately, no one in the house was hurt. Homeowner Dwaine Morrison told The Yakima Herald:
My teenage daughter and teenage son were home, eating dinner, and they heard a loud bang and walked upstairs to find this mess. It’s unbelievable.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now investigating whether an aircraft has dropped the ice chunk.
FAA investigators are expected to visit the Morrisons soon, spokesman Allen Kenitzer said, adding that they are trying to determine which planes were flying over Moxee at around 7 pm.
2. The massive chunk of ice left a hole (pictured) in the roof of Dwaine Morrison’s house (photo: Dwaine Morrison).
For the time being, the hole in the Morrisons’ roof has been covered with tarp, as the family await the conclusion of the FAA investigation and a word from their insurance company.
Morrison said that his family has stored the block of ice in a freezer in their garage. Speaking to ABC News, he added:
This thing had to be bowling-ball to volleyball size. It had some velocity to it. It came from high up. If that hit a person, they’re dead.
3. Officials are scratching their heads after an ice chunk falls from the sky and crashes into a house.
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