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JERSEY CITY (CBS) ―
The Federal Aviation Administration says a piece of hot metal that crashed through the roof of a Jersey City business did not come from an airplane.
FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac says investigators examined the metal and determined it is made of cast iron, which is not used in airplanes. She says it's up to local authorities to determine where the object came from.
Owner Al Smith was fork-lifting a sofa onto a wooden storage platform around 10 a.m. at his moving company when he heard a sound he thought was a bomb.
A piece of warm metal the size of a brick came crashing through the roof just steps from where he was standing. It splintered a wooden beam and crashed into a shelf.
Smith tells WCBS radio that no one was injured. He plans buy a lottery ticket, saying it's his lucky day.
He says the metal is about the size of a brick and came crashing through the roof around 10 a.m.
Officials at the scene also confirmed to WCBS radio that the metal was too hot to touch for about 30 minutes after crashing through the roof.
Originally posted by Erasurehead
It was a part from a wood chipper that came loose and flew about 200 yards into the roof of the warehouse. Not from space.
A note to someone in northern New Jersey: Check what you're putting through your wood chipper. Al Smith was forklifting a sofa in his moving company's warehouse in Jersey City on Wednesday morning when he heard a sound he thought was a bomb. A chunk of hot metal the size of a brick came crashing through the roof just steps from him. It splintered a wooden beam and crashed into a shelf.
The Federal Aviation Administration looked at the object and determined it wasn't from an airplane. Mayor Jerramiah Healy said the cast iron object came from a nearby wood chipper.
Smith was not hurt but said he was shaken up. He feels so lucky it missed him that his next step was to buy a lottery ticket.
Another 2.3 earthquake in north-central New Jersey.
Wanna ponder a strange coinkydink? "FAA: Falling (hot) metal did not come from airplane".
OK: Quake was a mile outside Dover New Jersey. The 'hot metal' falling from the sky was in Jersey City. 29.5 miles away. Events about 8 hours apart... just odd, huh?
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Originally posted by sty
reply to post by prevenge
an object comming down from the orbit would heat up so much that no living organism could survive the "tryp". However I would not be surpised on a "seeding " with mutated organishs using satelites, however they would need to find a way to bring that down without killing it..
The ABSL 33111PR cell and battery had to survive the launch environment followed by 12 days in LEO before undergoing the final test when the FOTON M3 spacecraft began re-entry through the Earth�s atmosphere. At 07:58 GMT it hit the ground. The battery provided power to experiments in biology, fluid physics, crystal growth, exobiology and radiation. The experiments were kept alive during the re-entry, landing and recovery phases until all operations were successfully completed. The force of landing was reduced via the use retro-rockets but pre-flight qualification testing had proved that the battery was capable of withstanding the shock of a crash landing even if the retro rockets failed to fire.