Three years ago residents of a Pennsylvania town thought their homes were being TP’d from the sky with rolls of toilet paper falling from airplane lavatories. The FAA was.. skeptical.
A year and a half ago an Indian court ordered airlines in that country to stop dumping lavatory waste on residents below.
And a Utah woman claimed planes were dumping it in her driveway. She recommended they evacuate the lavatories “in the mountains or somewhere.” In fact they remove waste when they’re on the ground.
Airlines do not intentionally dump lavatory waste inflight. I do not know of any commercial aircraft that gives pilots a control mechanism to do so.
On average once a year there’s a documented instance of ‘blue ice’ — airplane lavatory waste material that leaks from the aircraft. It’s named from the blue disinfectant often used in lavatory waste systems.
Now a British Columbia woman says that her car was inundated with liquid waste from a plane above. Her sunroof was open on May 9th when it began “falling from the sky,”
“I had it on my face, down my shirt, my entire car, and the vehicle beside us were all covered in it.”
Allen’s son Travis Sweet, who was also in the car, said he felt a cold sensation hit the side of his face and shoulder out of nowhere.
It gave her pink eye. Her eye “swelled the size of a golf ball.”
Sound implausible? She has a doctor’s note “which stated she had conjunctivitis because she was ‘inundated with sewage from an overhead plane.'”
She wants the airline to cover costs to clean her car. She wants an apology. And she believes she should receive compensation for her pink eye.
(HT: Paul H.)