HENDERSON, Nev. – Federal authorities are investigating after a door fell off an aircraft and landed in the parking lot of a business complex.
In an emailed statement, the Federal Aviation Administration said the baggage compartment door fell from a single-engine Textron T240 shortly after takeoff from Henderson Executive Airport.
There were no injuries or damage reported. The door landed in the parking lot of a shopping center that houses multiple businesses, including a Hobby Lobby and a Costco.
“We were driving in the parking lot of the St. Rose shopping center after picking up our daughter’s glasses, when I saw the door fall from the sky,” Christopher Wolverton told Fox News.
Wolverton took photos of the door, and said that he heard the plane going by but did not see the aircraft.
“I stopped the car and exclaimed, ‘Oh my God! I think a door just fell from that plane!’ My family thought I was seeing things,” Wolverton told Fox News.
The pilot was the only person on board the aircraft, which returned to the airport after the incident, the FAA told KTNV.