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

January 20, 2011 |  7:16 am

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