Plane door crashes to the ground

2012-09-10 13:32

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Seattle, US - A neighbourhood has been left stunned after a 'landing gear door of a Boeing 767' fell from the sky and crashed to the ground.

No body was injured when the door, said to be the size of a refrigerator door, narrowly missed a car as it hit the ground and skipped about 9 metres (30 feet) before stopping. Several pieces of the carbon fiber door broke off, according to Washington Post reports.

The door, said to be that of Boeing 767 plane - a mid-size, wide-body twin-engine - has since been taken by Federal Aviation Administration officials who are investigating the incident.

According to NBCNews reports Seattle resident John Hansen said, "I came back to turn into my driveway and there was a part of an aeroplane sitting there."

Other neighbours reported that a cargo jet had been seen flying low over the area at about the same time the part came down.

Hansen says he plans on keeping a piece of the plane that was embedded in the road, "A souvenir. Keep it and see how lucky I was."
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