for! A 100-pound piece of landing gear crashes into a golf course in Maine, miraculously injuring no one as the plane crashed safely in New York
- Piece of aircraft landing gear fell on Gorham Country Club Club golf course around 6 p.m. Tuesday dinsdag
- The Piper Navajo twin engine turned and made a safe belly landing in Islip, New York
- Gorham Police have recovered the 100-pound wheel from the seventh fairway of the golf course just outside Portland, Maine
- Miraculously, no one was injured on the golf course or on the plane
No one was injured Tuesday night when a 100-pound piece of a plane’s landing gear fell from the sky and landed on a golf course outside Portland, Maine.
The pilot was flying from New York to Portland International Jetport, but turned around and headed to an airport in New York’s Long Island for an emergency landing when he learned of the missing equipment.
A 100-pound piece of landing gear fell from the sky in Maine on Tuesday night
The broken machine’s piece landed on the seventh fairway of the Gorham Country Club
The pilot performed a safe emergency landing after turning back to New York
Gorham Police recovered the piece of landing gear from the seventh fairway of the Gorham Country Club golf course and shared photos on its Facebook page on Wednesday:
‘Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, things really do fall from the sky. There were 2 miracles in this event.’
“Number one, no one was hit by this falling object when it fell on the 7th. waterway from the air. Number 2, the plane was able to make a belly landing and landed safely in Islip New York. (MacArthur Airport–KISP) The plane was a twin-engine Piper Navajo.’
The department received a call from the golf course around 6 p.m. and a sergeant recovered the landing gear for inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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