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Piece of AA Jet Falls From Sky, Lands on Golf Course

Piece of AA Jet Falls From Sky, Lands on Golf Course
Joe Cortez

Charlotte-area golfers had their game interrupted by an A319 panel falling from the sky.

A group of golfers got the surprise of a lifetime this week when a panel from an American Airlines aircraft fell from the sky and unto the course they were playing on. NBC affiliate WCNC-TV reports the panel fell from the Airbus A319 as the flight was approaching Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT).

American Airlines Flight 1910 was reportedly approaching CLT on Wednesday, during a regularly scheduled service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), when the panel became dislodged from the aircraft.

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The golfers told CBS affiliate WBTV-TV they were on Green Meadows Golf Course when they noticed the door “falling from the sky, twirling around in circles” before it landed on the seventh hole just after 8 a.m. The golf course is less than 20 miles away from CLT.

When the golfers realized what the part was, they notified the FAA of the incident. American also informed the FAA when they became aware of what happened. The airline told WCNC the panel covered a hydraulic servicing area, which did not affect the aircraft or the 146 passengers aboard, nor did the situation create a safety hazard for the aircraft.

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An employee at the golf course told WCNC a representative for the airline came to retrieve the panel before the FAA could come out to investigate. In a statement, the FAA acknowledged the incident and told the television station the agency is investigating the situation.

The incident marks the second investigation this week that the FAA is launching into the actions of American involving flights bound for CLT. WCNC reports the agency is also investigating an emergency landing of a flight bound for CLT, after a microburst allegedly caused damage to an aircraft.

[Photos: Sonny Barrett via WBTV]

 

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  1. MKEflyer95

    August 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Nice short birdie putt to the hole from there

  2. jeffhacker

    August 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    This is an A320, not an A319. The A319 in the former US Airways configuration carried 124 passengers maximum, plus a crew of 5, or no more than 129 people. The A320 is configured for 150 plus a crew of 5. The American Airlines A319 configuration is for no more than 128 passengers and a crew of 5.

  3. edgewood49

    August 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Knew it had to have been a US Air bird.

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