Portion of cargo jet's wing lands on Atlanta home

8:25 AM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA, Georgia (WXIA) -- Federal aviation officials are investigating what caused parts of a Chinese Airline cargo jetet to crash on top of a house in metro Atlanta.

The 747 was on its final approach, when a 20-foot section of the wing crashed to the ground, slamming through the roof of an Ellenwood home.

Out of nowhere, parts of the leading edge of the China Air 747 wing pierced the roof of the home.

There were no injuries and the pilot landed the plane safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

But for homeowners in the neighborhood it was frightening.

"We do get probably at least 100 planes a day coming over our house so for something to fall is devastating because we have kids who play in the area, play outside all the time," said Kimberly Johnson, a neighborhood homeowner.

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