Flight-path home 'poo-bombed'

2013-06-30 11:19
Toronto - While a protest against sanitary conditions had Cape Town International all smelly last week, a flight path in Toronto, Canada has some of its local residents fuming.

The flight path responsible for nasty surprises from the sky is en route to Toronto's Pearson Airport, where one Mississauga family says they have been "poo-bombed" by passing aircraft - twice in one week.

Cbc.ca.reports Transport Canada doesn't agree.

"It just covered the top of my mom's car, dripped down the side, splattered onto my car and back onto my dad's," said Lindsay Sullivan describing the damage from above.

The cars were parked in the driveway of the Sullivan family home, which was covered by the unexpected substance

"It smelt really bad," said George Sullivan. "It smelled like it was faeces."

Take a look at the photos here.

According to the family, there is no way one bird could have made all that mess. They believe it came from an airplane.

Another Massisauga resident had a similar incident in what has been termed “Sky poo”.

Go bus driver Gary McCourt described a 'brown column' coming down from the sky, which both families believe is frozen waste that fell from the side of passing aircraft””.

Transport Canada has taken samples of the incident and after investigation concluded the debris did not fall from an aircraft.

According to the transport body, airplane washroom reservoirs aren't supposed to open during flight, but leaks can happen.

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