A gear door from a Boeing 767 cargo plane fell off and landed in a residential neighborhood as it was on final approach to Boeing field.
ABC News reports:
‘Witnesses say the object fell from the sky just before 7 a.m. Friday morning, crashing down onto a residential street in Kent, Washington’s East Hill. The piece of metal skipped about 30 feet before coming to rest on the street, KOMO reported.
Just moments before the door crashed into the neighborhood, people described what looked like a cargo jet flying unusually low.
“It sounded like maybe a little distressed, or vibrating,” Kent resident Diane Oien said.’
The Federal Aviation Administration was soon on the scene to investigate the incident. In a statement, the agency told ABC News the object was “a landing gear door from a Boeing 767.”
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Airnation.net has been told the 767 in question was a DHL cargo plane. We cannot confirm that at this time.
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