Ice chunk ‘fell from plane’

A large ice chunk that fell from the sky and landed on a property in Vimmerby, in southeast Sweden, on June 2 is now thought to have come from an airplane flying from Spain.

Analysts suspect the massive block of ice, which landed on farmer Conny Josefsson’s land, formed due to a leaking fresh-water system. It fell while the plane – traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Norrköping – was flying at about 5,900 meters in temperatures of nearly minus 22 degrees centigrade.

Nobody was hurt by the falling ice.

The country’s Board of Accident Investigation keeps records of such falling ice chunks.