Airplane Door Panel Falls From Sky, Nearly Makes Hole-In-One On Golf Course

When playing a round of golf you might hear the occasional “FORE!” as a warning to watch out for a ball flying through the air. What you don’t expect is for the object hurtling though the sky toward the green to be a piece of metal once attached to an airplane.

But that’s exactly what came crashing down on a golf course in North Carolina on Wednesday morning, ABC News reports.

A group of golfers in Mount Holly, NC, say they got quite the surprise when a door panel from an aircraft crashed on to the green during an early morning round.

“A golfer called the Federal Aviation Administration and reported that the panel fell,” the agency said in a statement.

The FAA says the 15-inch panel, which landed on the Green Meadows Golf Course around 8:20 a.m., dislodged from American Airlines flight 1910 around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The flight, which was traveling from Dallas-Fort Worth, was on its approach to Charlotte-Douglas Airport when the panel apparently came loose, falling to the golf course below.

No injuries were reported – either on the course or on the aircraft, which landed safely.

FAA officials say they are investigating the incident.

Door From American Airlines Plane Lands on Golf Course [ABC News]

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