- Dec 6, 2004
Hitting the roof over jet's dropped bolt
October 18, 2006
An international airline is being investigated after an 11-centimetre-long bolt dislodged from a wing shortly after take-off and slammed into an elderly Sydney man's home as he drank his morning coffee.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed that the bolt, which smashed through tiles on the roof of Angelo Margiotta about 8.30am, was a type used on Boeing 737 and 747 planes.
"It is definitely an aeronautical bolt manufactured by a company in America," CASA spokesman, Peter Gibson, said.
Based on the make of the bolt and this morning's Sydney Airport aircraft take-off schedule, CASA has identified an international airline as the likely source of the bolt, Mr Gibson said.
However, investigations were at too early a stage to name the company, he added.
Lucky no-one was harmed! :shock:
p.s. Should we start a competition to guess which plane it came from?