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Couple left with hole in roof after frozen poo fell from passing plane

Couple left with hole in roof after frozen poo fell from passing plane Photo: PA

A retired couple were left with a hole in their roof after a chunk of frozen poo fell from a passing plane.

Keith Mead, 70, and his wife Ruth, 67, heard a loud bang. He rushed outside thinking there had been a car accident.

But the couple were astonished when they saw a hole in their roof and found the seven-inch long chunk of ice on the lawn.

The lump of frozen urine and faeces had fallen from a jet about 30,000ft overhead after being flushed from a toilet on the plane, they claim.

Mr Mead, from Melksham bagged up the ice ball and put it in his freezer to show insurance assessors who visited that day.

It was just as if someone had crashed into our house. I looked up and there was a gaping hole where a large lump of ice had impacted the roof.

– Keith Mead

Thank goodness it didn't hit anyone. It could have killed them.

– Ruth Mead

Around 25 ice falls in the UK are reported to the Civil Aviation Authority each year.

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