News appeared in Bangla & English News Paper on 14th Oct 2016 regarding fall of Blue coloured ice from sky in dry weather on 13th Oct 2016 at 0200 UTC apparently as a result of leakage from defective pipe lines from the toilet of an aircraft, creating panic among the residents.
“A huge blue coloured ice block weighing about 8 to 10 Kg fell in a house in ‘Pakdaha’, under Sashan Police Station, Distt. ’24 Pargana’ (West Bengal), on 13th Oct 2016 (Thurs Day) at around 0730 Hrs. Indian Standard Time.
• After fall, the ice piece broke into pieces and started melting. A big crowd gathered to watch the incident and many people took photographs from their mobiles. Ice block melt after some time. Many people collected ice and liquid from the molten ice.
• Suspecting the source from an aircraft, the officials from Geological Survey of India, collected the ice/ liquid samples for the purpose of getting them tested.”
In this context, news items have appeared in many newspapers, including Bangla News Papers “Dainik Bhaskar” dt 14-10-2016 [http://www.anandabazar.com/…/mystical-blue-ice-from-sky-vil…] and in English News Paper “The Tribune“dt 14-10-2016 (Refhttp://www.tribuneindia.com/…/it-rains-poop-on-…/309918.html)
Analysis of the News by B.K. Srivastava, Aviation Consultant
The site of incident (Coordinates 22°40’55″N, 088°34’12″E) is located just 10 Kms East of Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport, Kolkata.
The Colour and other evidences confirm the source of ice from the leaking toilet lines of a commercial aircraft.