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A metal object fell from the sky near the Maine State Capitol and nearly hit a man

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has already been notified of the situation by local authorities and has launched an investigation into the matter as the metal object likely came “from a large international airliner.”

A sizable chunk of metal fell from the sky and pierced the ground outside the Maine State Capitol in Augusta, narrowly missing members of the Maine State Capitol Police who were in the area.

According to CNN, the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday when two other people in the area witnessed the object fall.

“The 6- to 7-pound sleeve-like object landed at high speed about 6-8 feet from Capitol Police screener Craig Donahue, who was walking outside the entrance,” the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a news release. .

The release said both Augusta State Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified of the situation, and the Federal Aviation Administration has already issued awareness notices to flights that were in the area when the metal object hit the ground. said.

“The FAA has launched an investigation in an attempt to determine the origin of parts likely from a large international airliner,” the release said.



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