Airplane Dumped Poop On Girl's Birthday Party, Family Claims

05/20/2015 11:18 am ET | Updated May 20, 2015

This gives new meaning to the term "party pooper."

A Levittown, Pennsylvania family says their daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party was ruined when a passing airplane dropped human waste on the celebration Sunday evening.

Joe Cambray, the birthday girl's stepfather, said he was playing some horseshoes in the backyard when out of nowhere, something nasty rained down on the gathering, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia. Thankfully, a canopy erected for the party shielded most of the guests.

"Out of nowhere from the sky comes a bunch of feces, lands hard on the canopy," Cambray told the station.

"We'd just gotten done with the cake, thank God," Cambray's sister, Kristie Rogy, said. "Because within two minutes something fell from the sky. It was brown. It was everywhere. It got on everything... It was gross!"

Fox 29's Brad Sattin shared this photo of the aftermath:

The family has filed a complaint with the Federal Aviation Administration after Rogy used a smartphone app to figure out there were five planes overhead at the time of the incident, she said. The FAA told the TV station it will investigate the incident.

Believe it or not, airborne waste problems are reported with some frequency.

In 2012, a New York couple said they were splattered with airborne waste from an airplane as it flew overhead.

In 2013, a woman in England reported that a frozen chunk of waste had crashed through her roof.

Last year, a New Zealand woman whose home was pelted with what she says was human waste from an airplane was furious when the country's Civil Aviation Administration tried to blame the mess on ducks.

"I fought it hard. We got tests done that proved it was human matter and even at that point the CAA still kicked their heels in, they wouldn't have a bar of it," the dumping victim, who did not want to be named, told The New Zealand Herald.

The FAA's term for frozen airplane waste is "blue ice," after the chemical that's added to toilet water to help deodorize and break down waste. Usually, ground crews dispose of the waste once the plane has landed. The agency acknowledges that lavatory leaks can occur in the air, but says the usual culprits behind fly-by poopings are flocks of migratory birds.

"It looked like a hundred birds flew over and went to the bathroom simultaneously," Cambray told Fox Philadelphia.

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