Airplane door falls on motel roof
October 13, 2013
The door of a small private plane fell off and landed on a Monterey Hotel on Thursday without the pilot or motel occupants noticing. [Californian]
At about 3 p.m., the pilot took off from the Monterey Regional Airport and flew west. Shortly afterwards, the pilot heard a pop and headed back to the airport where he discovered the plane was missing a door.
The next day, a contractor working outside the El Castell Motel noticed the door and informed the front desk manager. The 75-pound damaged the roof of the motel, but not the room below.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the mishap.