Plane Sludge May Have Pelted Long Island Home

A spokeswoman for the FAA couldn't immediately confirm if the substance came from an aircraft.

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    Authorities are investigating whether sludge that fell on a home on Long Island may have fallen from an airplane.

    Authorities on Long Island are investigating the possibility that a black oily substance leaked from an airplane and fell onto a homeowner's backyard in Malverne.

    A neighbor tells Newsday Saturday that the sludge pelted the patio of a home on Nassau Boulevard in Malverne at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
    A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the agency will begin an investigation on Monday.  The spokeswoman couldn't immediately confirm if the substance came from an aircraft.
    She says if they do determine the sludge come from a plane they plan to track down the aircraft's operator and have them check the plane for any leaking or maintenance issues.