Peter Marshall says he was startled Saturday morning after a loud noise outside his home.
When the Lantzville man checked outside around 6:45 a.m. he was surprised to find a large chunk of ice had smashed his truck’s windshield and hood.
“Common sense says it doesn’t fall from the sky. I looked to see if it was snowing. I looked at the transformer on the hydro pole, and a minute or two later an airplane flew over and I put two and two together,” said Marshall.
He says his property on Rumming Road is on the approach path to Vancouver International Airport at times.
He immediately contacted YVR and has filed a report with Transport Canada.
“I just figured it had to be a plane, I looked on the internet and it said an incident like this was outside Heathrow, and it had gone through a roof of a house. A block of ice also went through a building in Calgary,” said Marshall.
He says reporting the incident also raised some eyebrows.
“I notified Transport Canada, then I made a police report and they didn’t really know how to file it,” said Marshall. “I am not about to look up anymore. My cousin suggests I park the truck where I had it before, the chances are nearly impossible now maybe I’ll park my wife’s car there now.”
Marshall has saved the bread-loaf sized piece of ice in his freezer and says it looks like large balls of ice formed together.
He adds that Transport Canada told him they will be sending someone from its west coast division next week to investigate.