Plane Part Falls From Sky
Landing gear door lands on man's driveway.
A plane landing gear door roughly the size of a refrigerator door fell from the sky in Kent, Washington Friday morning.
The large sheet of riveted metal landed in of a street in Kent's East Hill neighborhood.
The Federal Aviation Administration, called out to investigate, identified the part as a landing gear door from a Boeing 767.
It narrowly missed landing on a car parked just a couple of feet away.
Neighbors rushed outside as soon as they heard it hit the ground.
Officials with the FAA took the part with them as part of their investigation.
Residents in the quiet neighborhood said the fact no one and nothing was hit is pure luck.
That's why John Hansen's holding onto part of the plane.
"A souvenir. Keep it and see how lucky I was," he said. "It's gotta be a one in a million shot."
It's also to remind him how lucky he's been. Just over a year ago, he had a heart attack.
"Fortunately, I was driving by the hospital at the time," he said.
A few years before that, a boat he chartered with his baseball team sunk in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Next thing I know, I was chin high in water,” said Hansen, “decided I might as well get out of there."
So luck is the story Hansen's going with.
Luck that a random piece of a huge jet didn't do anything more than leave behind bits of carbon fiber and a neighborhood of curiosity.
"That's a new experience,” said Hansen. “I can scratch that off my bucket list."