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'Sweet 16' birthday party ruined by high-flying party-pooper

By Karen Graham     May 21, 2015 in World
Levittown - Jacinda Cambray will probably never forget her "Sweet 16" birthday party, nor will her 40 or so guests. The Pennsylvania girl's outdoor event was literally "dumped on" from above when human waste came raining down.
The teen's stepfather, Joe Cambray told MyFoxPhilly he was playing horseshoes in the backyard while others were swimming when it started to rain, well, it wasn't rainwater, but something much worse.
"Out of nowhere, from the sky, comes a bunch of feces, lands on her," Joe told FOX 29. The epicenter of the massive dump was a canopy the father had erected just a few hours earlier to protect guests from the elements.
"We had just got done with the cake. Thank God we took the cake back in, because, within two minutes, something fell from the sky. It was brown, it was everywhere, it got on everything," Kristie Rogy, Joe Cambray's sister told reporters.
The tech-savvy sister used her smartphone and used an app to figure out that five planes had been in the area at the time of the dumping event, not that it helped very much at the time. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said all airplanes are required to dispose of human waste at the airport.
The family has filed a complaint with the FAA, and the agency is investigating the incident. But perhaps, not surprisingly, incidents of this sort are not that unusual. In 2012, a New York couple alleges they were splattered with airborne waste from an airplane flying overhead.
In 2013, Carolyn Guy, who lives in England, awoke to find a chunk of yellowish-brown material had dropped from the sky hitting the roof of her mobile home, and leaving an 18-inch hole in its roof. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as reported by the Huffington Post, said, "What happens is there is some sort of leak on the plane and a body of water builds up on the outside," he said. “When the plane is at height it freezes, and then when the plane starts to descend it heats up and starts to thaw and falls off. The source of the leaks are one of three – the toilet facilities, the air conditioning or running water."
The FAA says the term for the frozen chunks of waste-water is "blue ice," named for the chemical that's used to deodorize and treat human waste in airplane toilets. While it is required that waste be removed by ground crews at the airport once the plane has landed, accidents to occur. The FAA also says the usual culprits behind fly-by pooping are flocks of birds.
"It looked like a hundred birds flew over and went to the bathroom simultaneously," said Cambray.
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