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Blame It On The Plane? Woman Says Home Hit Twice By Ice

Recent hit cost $2,000 damage to car
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Whittier woman says her home has now twice been a target for ice falling from the sky — and she blames the airline industry.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports.

Grace Caiazza says it happened once in 1984 and again this week — ice from planes headed toward LAX fell on Caiazza’s property on Vicki Drive.

The most recent bombardment hit Caizza’s car, causing $2,000 dollars in damages.

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation to determine what airlines may be involved so Caizza can file a claim for her $500 deductible.

Engineers say ice can come from small leaks in the airplane’s lavatory or galley, and as the plane descends, the ice melts and falls.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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