Falling poo across BC

Alanna Kelly

Reports of human feces falling on people, vehicles and buildings keep pouring in across B.C.

There have been a total of seven reports of poo falling from the sky – most occurred on the same weekend in May.

Brown, foul-smelling liquid has been reported by at least five people in the Kelowna area, one in Abbotsford and another in Armstrong.

Susan Allan and her son were stopped in their vehicle at Bernard Avenue and Spall Road in Kelowna on May 9 when feces fell from a plane flying above them, through their sunroof and all over them.

“It was falling from the sky … you could feel the drops hitting you,” she said. “It stunk, it was gross. It felt dirty, and right away you could smell poop.”

Allan’s doctor confirmed she had feces in her eye and also liquid blue, a chemical used to freeze waste.

Transport Canada is investigating the incidents.

Spokesperson Daniel Savoie says each air operator is responsible for ensuring its aircraft operate safely and in compliance with regulations.

Frozen lavatory waste is referred to as “blue ice,” and it is possible that a valve malfunctioned and allowed some leakage of the tank’s content.

After Allan’s story, numerous people reached out to Castanet with similar experiences.

Brett Yates lives just 700 metres from where Allan was inundated with poop. He found his vehicle and two neighbours' covered in feces.

“It kind of went across my roof, the windshield beside mine and the hood beside them,” he said

Other Kelowna locations include, Bach Road, Daves Road, Ufton Court, and Highway 97 and Enterprise.

A man living on Bach Road said he has witnessed the substance falling over he and his wife’s vehicles for the past year.

And in Armstrong, a man returned to his truck on May 13 to find the bed filled with blueish splatters.

“It was tan, grey splotches like something fell and splattered the whole back of the truck,” said Braden Kiefiuk. “I was baffled, couldn’t figure it out… but it was on the same weekend.”

Kelowna International Airport is supporting Transport Canada in its investigation. 

Anyone who thinks they may have been affected is asked to contact [email protected] or online here.


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