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    A380 part falls in Nassau County

    This afternoon a 12ft x 12ft piece of metal fell into the backyard of a home in Stewart Manor.

    Local all and federal agencies are investigating.

    Object had A380 stamped on it.
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    1st - it has to be a backyard...parts don't fall in front of the house...
    2nd - if anything did fell in anyone's backyard - they'll take iPhone and start taking photos(or videos)...

    12x12 ft. - pretty big piece of metal
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    Now sources reporting 12 inch by 12 inch not 12 feet , LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    Now sources reporting 12 inch by 12 inch not 12 feet , LOL
    I need to check my backyard, maybe I could find 'Fanhansa" sticker that came off of LH 748....
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    A 12 inch part sounds like it was a small removable inspection panel, probably from a flight surface like wing or stabilizer. If it had been a 12 foot part it would not have gone unnoticed in the flight deck.
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    Newsday has a photo of the panel that has a diagram and maintenance instructions for an A380 wing landing gear on it.

    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/n...yard-1.9128410

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    If that landed in my yard, I would keep it.

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    I would give it back to the airline if I got a free round trip to the home city and back
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    Turns out it was a very thin aluminum placard that fell from an A380 wheel well. Basically a sign with maintenance info for landing gear shock strut assembly.

    Its an extremely uncommon occurrence for one of these to release and fall to the ground. I get a kick out of how the lay-media makes such a big deal out of it. They were interviewing Stewart Manor residents probing for fear of more stuff falling on them. Ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    I would give it back to the airline if I got a free round trip to the home city and back
    Free aviation memorabilia!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    If that landed in my yard, I would keep it.
    I'd feel pretty lucky if that happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    I would give it back to the airline if I got a free round trip to the home city and back
    I like your idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    If that landed in my yard, I would keep it.
    What if it was a blue piece of ice(with brown and yellow inside) that usually don't fall in a backyard but rather makes a hole in someones roof and lands in a kitchen - next to refrigerator...
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    My sister lives under the flight path, two blocks over. I'm with Moose. Pretty cool item to frame.

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    I grew up about a mile from there, and we never had anything cool land in our yard. :-(

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