A piece of an American plane fell off and landed on a golf course
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A piece of an American plane fell off and landed on a golf course


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Someone didn't yell "Fore!"

A small panel on an American Airlines plane fell off as its pilots were preparing to land it at the Charlotte, N.C., airport, and that loose piece eventually landed on nearby Green Meadows Golf Course. The Airbus A321 used for Flight 1910 was coming in from Dallas around 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday when the part came off and made its way to the ground.

A pair of golfers on the course near the seventh hole said they saw the part "falling from the sky, twirling around in circles and land approximately 40 yards to the right of the green," according to WBTV-TV. The golfers called the Federal Aviation Administration to report the part, which was recovered. No one was injured.



The panel covered up a hydraulic servicing air, a part of of the plane that's not pressurized. The 126 passengers on board were not in danger.

 

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