Have you ever wondered what happens to the toilet waste of the commercial planes ferrying passengers across the world?
A 60-year-old resident of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh has the answer as she nearly fell victim to its release.
According to media reports, Rajrani Gaud, was hit by a ball shaped frozen ice being dropped from the air out of nowhere. Jain said she suffered shoulder injury.
Eyewitnesses claimed that Gaud could have died had the ice chunk not crashed into the edge of a terrace of a house before hitting her.
“I was only 25 feet away from the spot where the monster came crashing down. Children and villagers witnessed the fall and then heard screams. We ran towards Rajrani’s house and referred her to hospital,” Deepika Jain, a school teacher was quoted by News18.
Experts believe this may be the first time in India when the release from the plane had fallen in an area inhabited by humans.
They say that it may have been a `Blue Ice’ (a term used in aviation for frozen mid-flight release of aircraft’s waste) or a megacryometeor (an extremely large chunk of ice formed under unusual atmospheric conditions).
The waste being released out of a lavatory is usually in liquid state but gets frozen because of the low temperatures at the height at which airplanes fly.
The temperature falls roughly 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet elevation. However, the chances of such a chunk of ice reaching the ground is remote, but not unheard of.