A US family narrowly escapes unhurt after massive chunk of ice from plane falls on their roof

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IBNS-CMEDIA: A US family narrowly escaped disaster after a chunk of ice possibly fell off a plane and crashed through the roof of their suburban home on Wednesday, media reports said.

The frightening scene happened around 9:30 p.m. in Paterson when the Gomez family was seated at their backyard table less than 12 feet from the impact zone, New York Post reported quoting News 12 New Jersey.

“Out of nowhere, you just hear a hollow sound coming down, and honestly, we didn’t think anything of it, and then you just hear a big DOOOOSH!” Sabrina Gomez, a family member, told the newspaper.

The security camera in the house showed the family pumping out of their seats after hearing the sound.

“It was big stones … I guess it was a big square. When it came down, it smashed everything,” Paul Gomez said.

According to local media reports, the house is located directly under a path followed by several flights.

“Honestly, it was a little terrifying, but thank God it didn’t hit anybody, and it hit the floor. It hit the roof, thank God,” Sabrina Gomez told the news outlet.

It is believed that the damage caused due to the ice chunck is so high that the family may need to change the roof.

The family filed a claim with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate the ice that they believe fell from a plane passing overhead, reported New York Post.