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Not a bird, nor a plane, but a giant block of ice | Register

Ice falling from the sky may have come from aircraft flying at high altitudes. The Civil Aviation Authority receives about 25 reports of such ice falls in the UK each yearGETTY IMAGES

A large block of ice fell from the sky and crashed into a garden in Busby, East Renfrewshire, last week. The ice struck with a large bang that shook the home of the Helliwell family and left a crater in the lawn measuring 1.4m by 1.2m, with fragments of ice strewn across the grass. No one was injured.

Massive falls of ice from the sky have happened before and are usually blamed on aircraft. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says that there are about 25 reports of ice falls in the UK each year. “Some of these instances may occur because ice which has naturally formed on an aircraft at higher altitudes breaks off as it descends into warmer air,” the CAA explains on its…

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