A man was relaxing in the sun in his backyard in Windsor, southeast England earlier this year when a plane overhead dropped toilet waste — including feces — all over him and his outdoor furniture, a councilor revealed during a community meeting first reported over the weekend.
Insider reported Saturday that the plane “discharged sewage” over the man’s backyard in July, according to the minutes of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s recent aviation forum.
“His whole garden was splattered in a very unpleasant way,” said Clewer East ward councilor Karen Davies. “He was out in his garden at the time and it was a really horrible, horrible experience.”
The local lawmaker said his “whole garden, garden umbrellas, and him” were completely “covered” in poop.
“It’s absolutely dreadful,” she said.
According to Davies, incidents in which “frozen sewage” is dropped from airplanes happens several times every year. The flight path to London’s Heathrow Airport goes over Windsor, which is roughly 8 miles away.
Davies said poop landing in a person’s backyard is rare, and another lawmaker thought warmer weather may have been a factor in the unfortunate landing.
Geoff Paxton, Whitfield parish councilor who has also worked with airlines for years, called the incident “so rare” that he had no heard of one in a long time. Paxton added that modern airplane toilets are vacuum secured and said that it is likely the incident was the result of some kind of mechanical failure or a failure to sufficiently service the equipment.
Because the cost of the damage was fairly low, the resident who was covered in poop was not able to claim any insurance following the ordeal, the Maidenhead Advertiser reported.
One month before human feces was dropped over the man’s yard, locals in Portsmouth – a southern England town – were left feeling “terrified” after “frozen poo” fell from above, The Sun reported.
“I thought someone had crashed their scooter outside, there was a big whirring noise and huge thud so I looked out the window and there was just this lump of ice on the floor,” witness Lisa Boyd said.
“We were just thankful no one was walking past and nobody got hit by it because it could’ve killed someone.”