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updated: 9/7/2012 6:06 PM

Plane panel falls on Washington neighborhood

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  • In this photo provided by Leah Dermody, a piece of metal that appears to be a landing gear door from an airplane is lying on the street Friday.

      In this photo provided by Leah Dermody, a piece of metal that appears to be a landing gear door from an airplane is lying on the street Friday.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

KENT, Wash. -- A piece of metal that appears to be a landing gear door from an airplane fell to the ground Friday morning in a Kent, Wash., neighborhood.

Witnesses say the refrigerator-size panel hit the ground and skipped about 30 feet before stopping in a street. No one in the neighborhood about 15 miles south of Seattle was hurt.

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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.

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

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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