Partner Ed Booth Interviewed on Roof Damage from Falling Ice

January 11, 2019 by on News

Boyd & Jenerette Partner and Florida aviation law expert Ed Booth was interviewed in the News4Jax studio for a November 20, 2018 news story titled, “Mysterious object from sky smashes through Waycross woman's roof.”

A homeowner in Waycross, Georgia was at home on a Friday evening watching the 11:00 evening news when she heard a large boom. A quick inspection of the home and its property did not immediately reveal the source of the sound, but two days later she discovered a ceiling leak. A piece of ice was located in the attic, about the size of a baseball even two days after the incident.

Watch the video to see the full story:

The News4Jax article reports the following,

Although the source of the ice is a mystery, News4Jax aviation expert Ed Booth said it's possible it could have come from an aircraft.

Booth believes the chunk of ice could have fallen off an airplane that had a leaky valve.

"This appears to be water, which the most logical source for this would be the fill port for the portable water system on the aircraft leaking and causing an ice ball to form that breaks off as it descends into warmer air," Booth said.

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Edward M. Booth, Jr.
Partner / Practice Group Leader
Direct: 904.493.3790

About Ed Booth

Partner and Florida aviation law expert Ed Booth handles complex civil litigation matters involving aviation, products liability, trucking and transportation, construction, premises liability, and asbestos. He was the first attorney in Florida to be Board Certified in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar, a designation he has held since 1996. He currently serves as a member of The Florida Bar’s Aviation Law Committee.

Ed is an experienced pilot and aircraft owner with firsthand knowledge of aircraft operations, issues and regulations. He holds a multi-engine Air Transport License and has more than 3,600 hours of flight experience.

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