The unnamed bloke was out in his garden in ‘fairly central’ Windsor in July when he was ‘splattered’ by the excrement according to councillor for Clewer East Karen Davis, who spoke about the incident at the Royal Borough Of Windsor and Maidenhead’s aviation forum.
She went on to explain that the man’s ‘whole garden, and garden umbrellas, and him’ were ‘covered’ after a plane passing by opened up its sewage tanks, the BBC reports.
The unfortunate man got in touch with Councillor Davis to tell her about the grim incident, but added that he wouldn’t be pursuing an insurance claim against the airline.
Councillor Davis said: “Obviously he wasn’t going to do that for the sake of a couple of garden umbrellas, in terms of bumping up his premium, so he’s just sort of had to take it on the chin.” Not sure that’s the best choice of words, but yeah, I get what you mean.
She added: “I know a number of incidents happen every year with frozen sewage from planes, but this wasn’t frozen and his whole garden was splattered in a very unpleasant way.
“He was out in the garden at the time, so a really horrible, horrible experience.”
She added: “Hopefully it never happens again to any of our residents.”
Councillor for Eton and Castle John Bowen said it must have been a ‘one in a billion chance’, before making the stomach churning suggestion that due to the warm summer weather the human waste could have ‘come out as a more fludiy item’. Lovely, thanks for that, John.
The resident was able to identify the plane via a route tracking app and got in touch with the airline.
Although the councillors didn’t reveal the name of the airline, Ms Davis told the BBC it was ‘based a very long way away from here’, which hopefully provides some relief for the poor man who was covered in flying s***e.
A fellow resident who was at the meeting chipped in to point out that companies could be fined ‘millions’ for dumping sewage into rivers, stressing that ‘when aircraft dispatches it onto people’s heads I think that’s more heinous, frankly’ – couldn’t agree more, pal.