Friday, February 5, 2010

Plane Part Falls Into Mall Parking Lot

This happened while I was at the mall on my lunch hour of all things. WOW

POSTED: Friday, February 5, 2010
UPDATED: 2:19 pm EST February 5, 2010
MIAMI -- A part fell from an airplane and landed in the parking lot of a South Florida mall on Friday morning.

The incident happened at the Miami International Mall in the 1400 block of Northwest 107th Avenue.

The 747 Atlas Air cargo plane was on its way from Santiago, Chile, to Miami when the part fell off. The part landed in the parking lot outside Dillard's.

Officials said the part that fell from the plane is called the right inboard flap canoe.

The plane landed safely at Miami International Airport. Investigators are working to determine how the part became loose.

The FAA took the part to a hangar at Miami International Airport for further investigation.

No injuries were reported, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said.

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