Sat, May 12, 2007
That Cherokee Must've Had Some Serious Horsepower...
United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority has launched an
investigation into an object that apparently fell from a small
plane onto a tennis court in Jesmond, England, this week.
A "one-foot square slab" landed Wednesday t the Northumberland
Lawn Tennis Club in Jesmond, a suburb of Newcastle. There were no
reports of injuries, but witnesses said children were playing a
short distance away, according to BBC News.
The slab was identified as a tie-down block used at Newcastle
Airport International Airport.
NCL issued a statement that said, "Northumbria Police made
contact with air traffic control on Wednesday concerning a concrete
block which had been recovered from the Jesmond area that
"The object was subsequently identified as a tie-down block
which is used to secure light aircraft on the apron. It is thought
to have originated from a Piper Cherokee aircraft which departed
from the airport at 0920 BST.
"The Civil Aviation Authority has been notified and a full
investigation will take place."
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