Man struck by airplane piece

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DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A Michigan man said he was struck on the shoulder by a piece of an airplane while he was talking to his wife in front of his home.

Wissam Beydoun, 41, of Dearborn, said he initially thought his wife had thrown something at him when he felt the impact on his shoulder, which he said left only a bump, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.


"I actually thought my wife threw something at me," he said. "Then I thought it was part of a chimney lining covering, so I started looking at my roof, my neighbor's roof. Before I looked at the piece, I was going to throw it out."

Beydoun said he examined the piece and found "Aircraft weight on wheels inflation chart" printed near a serial number on the aluminum scrap. He said he reported his find to the Federal Aviation Administration.

"My main concern is to pinpoint this airplane, because it poses a danger if it's getting ready to fly," he said. "From what this part indicates, it has to do with a cover of the wheel mechanism, you know, how the wheels drop down."


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