Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Woman says ice chunk from passing jet fell onto her car, crushing hood; FAA investigating

Linking LAFALLING ICE: The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report by a Whittier woman that a large chunk of ice fell from a passenger jet and crushed the hood of her car. The incident happened Sunday, and the car has about $2,000 in damage. An FAA spokesman told the Whittier Daily News that falling ice is a rare but documented occurrence in the area, which is in the LAX flight path. The resident reported hearing a loud crash:

The mother and daughter rushed out to discover large pieces of shattered ice strewn across the front lawn and on top of the Ford Escort. Grace Caiazza discovered a massive dent on the hood of her vehicle with numerous spider cracks in the windshield. Pico Rivera sheriff's deputies were called to the scene and Caiazza was issued a supplementary loss report.

WHALE WATCHING: Gray whales are putting on a show in Orange County (O.C. Register) 

TV WAR: The fight to revive public-access TV in Los Angeles (LA Weekly).

WHAT NOT TO WEAR: Someone has decided to serve as fashion consultant to the Griffith Park bear statue. (Curbed L.A.)

PAYING UP: Metro is improving its TAP card system (LAist).

GETTING CLOSER: Expo Line tracks are now sailing into Culver City. The end is near (Streetblogs)

BOY KILLED RIDING BIKE: Westminster residents are in mourning after an 8-year-old boy was struck and killed riding his bike to school. Video from the Orange County Register:

-- Shelby Grad

Comments () | Archives (2)

I didn't think you can do $2k in damage to a Ford Escort

Apparently the escort is totaled.


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: