Ice block falls from the sky, almost striking shocked passers-by
Raw video: Large block of ice smashes to the ground in West London, nearly hitting pedestrians.
A large chunk of ice fell from the sky over Kew, London, on Wednesday morning, smashing into a lane and sending shards of the ice and the snow in the direction of two shocked passers-by.
“When I saw the pictures back I was shocked to see was the size of a boulder,” said the Moss-Sayed, the manager of a nearby taxi company whose security camera captured the incident on video.
Sayed, who spoke on Sky News, said that he believed that the ice weighed a whopping 45 pounds.
It is probably the ice piece may have fallen from a plane on the way to the nearby Airport of Heathrow, although the british Civil Aviation Authority is not excluded “meteorological phenomena.”
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“It was just like in the movie ‘End of Days’ or asteroids falling from the sky,” he added.
It is believed that the ice piece may have fallen from a passing aircraft, although these reports have not been confirmed. Kew, however, is located directly under a flight path from London Heathrow.
A representative for the Airport of Heathrow was not immediately available for comment.
Another witness, Amir Khan, agree with Sayed that the incident reminded him of a disaster movie “, like” The Day After Tomorrow.'”
“It made so much noise as an asteroid crashing down,” Khan told the Evening Standard, adding that the pedestrian in the vest, now identified as Serhiy Myeshkov, watched “so confused and scared” by breaking ice and “hard sound, like a meteorite.”
The ice piece crashed down in the vicinity of two pedestrians in Kew.
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The incident, which occurred around 9 hours, has prompted a local councilwoman to push for an investigation.
“It should absolutely be investigated, I am shocked. It could be someone killed,” said Horner, the Telegraph reported. “This is the problem when planes go over a densely populated area and a different argument to say that Heathrow is in the wrong place for expansion.”
The british Civil Aviation Authority, meanwhile, will still not say that if the ice came from an airplane.
“Ice falls can be as a result of meteorological phenomena, but ice falls from aircraft are considered to be rare in the airspace of the united kingdom,” a spokesman said, according to the Telegraph.
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The Telegraph also noted that passing planes were previously blamed similar incidents, including a chunk of ice that left a “Crater” in a Scottish city, and another that damaged a roof in the centre of Windsor.