A small door from an American Airlines flight fell from the plane as it was preparing to land in Charlotte and landed near some golfers on a course in Mount Holly.
According to American Airlines, Flight 1910 was landing in Charlotte from Dallas when it lost a small panel door prior to landing.
A WBTV viewer says he was golfing with two other men at the Green Meadows Golf Course when they saw an object “falling from the sky, twirling around in circles and land approximately 40 yards to the right of the green” near the seventh hole. It happened around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the golfers called the organization. American Airlines representatives say they notified the FAA as well.
The panel has been recovered, and no one was injured.
The Airbus A321 had 146 passengers on the plane and landed safely 20 minutes after losing the panel.
According to American Airlines, the panel door covers the hydraulic servicing area, which is not a pressurized area of the aircraft. It would not cause a flight safety issue.