Huge ice block falls from sky and lands just feet from street cleaner
A street cleaner was almost crushed to death by a huge ice block that fell from the sky in Kew Gardens.
Serhiy Mysehkov was working under a flight path to Heathrow yesterday when a giant 20kg sheet of ice crashed beside him.
Amir Khan, 39, who had stopped near the incident in his car, managed to capture the dramatic moment on his car’s security camera at around 9am.
Dramatic footage shows Serhiy bending down to pick litter from the ground, before he gets up to look for more on the pavement.
He spots something on the ground and then tries to scrape it with his foot as the giant ice block smashes to the ground making a loud sound on the floor.
Serhiy jumps in shock and looks around to see if anyone else had witnessed the drop.
Amir told the Evening Standard: ‘It was like the start of a disaster movie like The Day After Tomorrow.
‘It made such a loud noise like a meterorite crashing down. The street cleaner was so confused and scared.’
It appears the ice block fell from a plane, according to Amir.
A nearby off-licence owner pressured airlines to ensure it doesn’t happen again as school kids often walk there.
A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said: ‘Although ice does very occasionally fall from aircraft, it can also be the result of meteorological phenomena.
‘We receive around 30 reported ice falls every year, although we are not certain how many of these incidents are the result of ice falling from an aircraft.’