FAA Investigates Plane Door That Fell Out of the Sky

Officials gather details about what caused plane part to fall to the ground.
3:00 | 09/09/12

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Now to the mystery that literally dropped out of the sky the door to a plane's landing gear came crashing to earth in a quiet neighborhood right outside of seattle. How is this happened? And why is the government being so tight-lipped about it? Lot of unanswered questions. Witnesses said that it happened at a busy time of day. One woman noticed a plane flying over head and out of nowhere, the piece came crashing down. It's the mystery that has the whole city of tent, washington, wondering, how did this get here? The object, the size of a refrigerator door, fell from the sky, just before 7:00 friday morning, crashing down to this residential street. We heard a big crash. Reporter: The faa was soon on the scene. In a statement the faa told abc news that it was a landing gear door from a boeing 767. But, where did the door came from? Just moments before it crashed neighbors noticed a cargo plane flying unusually low. What could have happened in this instance, as the aircraft was coming in to land in seattle, the force of air on the door could have forced off already a akened door. Reporter: This is not the first instance of plane parts falling from the sky. Back in may, pieces the size of cell phonephones, scattered from a boeing. And in 2009, a dozen houses and numerous cars in brazil were reported damaged when parts, one weighing as 550 pounds, fell from a cargo freighter. This is something that happens quite frequently, as airplanes get older. The plane part that fell in washington was clearly marked with identifying information. The faa has tracked down the plane but will not release which company owns it. The good news, looking at the ze of that piece, nobody was injured. Thank you for your reporting this morning. Well, it may have been the

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