Landing gear door falls on US neighbourhood
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 14:58
  
Kent (US): The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that a piece of metal that fell to the ground in a Kent, Washington, neighbourhood was part of a Boeing 767's landing gear door.

Witnesses say the refrigerator-size panel hit the ground and skipped about 10 metres before stopping in a street yesterday morning. No one in the neighbourhood about 15 miles south of Seattle was hurt.

Neighbours say a cargo jet flew low over the area at about the same time the part came down.

Photos on news station KOMO's website show part of an identification plate on the object that has the word "aircraft" along with a serial number.

FAA officials aren't saying if they've located the plane that the part came from.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 14:58


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