A piece of a US Airways jet has fallen off and landed somewhere in Maryland. [ABC2]

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  1. LetMeGetTheManager says:

    HEADS UP!

  2. Miss your annual Easter Egg hunt? Meet me in Odenton and we will start searching.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Was it their profits? I’ve heard they’ve been falling out of the sky recently…

  4. Whitey Fisk says:

    Knowing US Airways it was probably someone’s luggage.

  5. MexiFinn says:

    Is this the same plane that got shot by the pilot? :)

  6. thirdbase says:

    Did it fall off or was it shot off

  7. snoop-blog says:

    it was boeing bomb. the peanut was a dead give away.

  8. ColoradoShark says:

    As the piece of plane arrived on the ground far ahead of schedule, USAirways used this to help bolster their on-time performance.

  9. Crymson_77 says:

    @Whitey Fisk: Knowing US Airways…it was probably someones puppy

  10. Crymson_77 says:

    Comment heck?

  11. whoareyou says:

    No worries mate … we don’t need ailerons on this plane. We’ll steer with the rudder.

  12. hi says:

    I call dibs!

  13. BuddyGuyMontag says:

    @whoareyou: Sioux City’s a long way from here.

    +1 to whoever gets that

  14. mike1731 says:

    Pilot probably shot it off. But they’re taking it seriously!

  15. patrickhowell says:

    did it land in donnie darko’s room ?

  16. Asvetic says:

    Don’t lick the Blue Ice!

  17. PHX602 says:

    @BuddyGuyMontag: Nice United Flight 232 reference. Goddamn. Thought I’d never see the day when a one-in-a-million crash landing (saving over half the passengers) becomes a punchline.

  18. Ragman says:

    Is there a reward for finding it??

  19. BuddyGuyMontag says:

    @PHX602: +1 to you. I relish obscure references, and reward the people who get them.

    The pilot made a nice living for himself doing speeches after he retired.

  20. ywgflyer says:

    [www.myfoxorlando.com]

    Picture at the link above – looks like a cell phone camera though, so not the greatest quality.

    Looks like a piece of wing panel came off and hit a passenger window – the piece is non structural, so the worst it would’ve done was make a loud bang as it smacked the fuselage…still, not good. At least the engines on the 757 aren’t tail mounted, or else you can guess where that piece would’ve ended up…

  21. superlayne says:

    The tangent universe has been destroyed. :D

  22. synergy says:

    Oh man. These comments are comedy gold. :D

  23. EllenRose says:

    Did anybody notice? The report ywgflyer links to states they are taking this seriously.

  24. uricmu says:

    I guess taking off with the plane doors open isn’t good enough for them.

  25. ywgflyer says:

    @EllenRose:

    …even I didn’t notice that xD

    I love how everyone goes right to the news outlets and makes it sound like the universe was about to collapse on itself, though. I guess nobody’s ever noticed that with the ground spoilers deployed (up) and flaps past about 20 degrees, you can see right through the wing (and in some planes, see the landing gear).

  26. Funny story: departing from a layover in Miami to Chicago, our AA pilot came over the intercom to say “We’ll be backing away from the terminal shortly, once the maintenance crew finishes their paperwork. They had to do some welding to reattach a handle that fell off an access door during the previous flight.”
    Oh, thanks Mr. Pilot Man. Please, tell us of more parts that randomly fall off during flight.

  27. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    “Honey, there’s plane parts in the garden again!”

  28. jaydez says:

    I was on Delta today at the John Wyn Airport going to Atlanta. We got delayed for 40 minutes. The capatain finally came on the PA and said that when he was doing the pre-flight inspection he noticed a piece fell off the plane. Now it was only the thing that activates the fun-slide if we crashed… but still.. TMI buddy… just tell us someone’s luggage was late.