A man was splattered with human excrement that was ejected from a commercial airline as it came into land at Heathrow Airport in West London according to local council leaders who had been contacted by the victim who has since decided not to pursue legal action.
The incident allegedly occurred in July and left not only the man completely covered in sewage but also most of his garden was splattered with human waste.
Details were revealed by local councillor Karen Davies at a meeting of the Royal Borough Of Windsor & Maidenhead’s aviation forum. The waste was splattered fairly centrally to Windsor which is on the final approach to Heathrow Airport.
The Queen and her late husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were said to be part-time plane spotters when in residence at Windsor and could easily distinguish between the different aircraft types by their shape and also the noise their engines made.
Another councillor at the meeting suggested such an incident was a “one in a billion” occurrence because anything put down the toilet in an aircraft is then stored in waste tanks that can only be emptied on the ground.
“I know a number of incidents happen every year with frozen sewage from planes, but this wasn’t frozen and his whole garden was splattered in a very unpleasant way,” Davies told the meeting, referring to incidents that occurred in older aircraft quite a number of years ago.
Still, another councillor suggested the “dreadful” splattering event may have occurred because the valve to the waste tanks was leaky.
Davies said the victim decided not to make a claim on his insurance for fear it would push his premiums up so he “just sort of had to take it on the chin.”
She revealed few other details about the incident and declined to name the airline involved apart from saying that it was based “a very long way” from the UK.
In June, The Daily Mail reported that residents in a town near Portsmouth found a block of ice that had fallen from the sky and when it melted they were horrified to find human excrement in the pool of water.
Residents were certain that the ice block had fallen from a plane although the aviation regulators said it was impossible for them to carry out an investigation as to the origins of the ice block.
Heathrow Airport has been contacted for comment.
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