Did ice from an airplane damage a Bel Air home?

Photo courtesy: Jeremy Drehmer, Assistant Chief of Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company

BEL AIR, Md. (WBFF) - Was a Bel Air-area house damaged from a piece of ice falling from an airplane?

That's what the Federal Aviation Administration and local fire officials were investigating Friday.

A house was damaged on Sidehill Drive, near Cedarday Drive in the southern Bel Air area of Harford County, confirmed the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association.

The fire department was on scene for a "very short period of time," said the Association.

It is "unconfirmed" that a possible piece of ice from an aircraft struck the home.

"It caused exterior structural damage but no interior damage when it hit the home," said spokesperson Rich Gardiner.

The fire department went out "because the homeowner was concerned over electrical hazard from an exterior light that was broken when the ice hit the home. There were no storms in area and skies [were] clear."

Gardiner said such incidents do happen but he has "never, ever seen it happen around Harford County."

He also said the FAA confirmed that aircraft passed over the area 15 minutes prior and that is their flight path.

The incident was reported at about 4 p.m.

The fire company found ice had struck and damaged the front gable and exterior light of the house. It landed on part of the roof and the front lawn.

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