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Piece of jet falls off in air Herald staff Saturday, September 30, 2000
FALMOUTH - Otis Air National Guard Base officials are investigating why a 6-foot section of an F-15 jet fell off mid-flight yesterday.
Part of the section landed on the grounds of a country club.
The jet was returning to the Otis Air National Guard Base in Sandwich after completing a training mission over the Atlantic Ocean when a large piece of the left side horizontal stabilizer fell off.
An employee of the base was playing golf at the Falmouth Country Club when a smaller section of the same part landed on the club's grounds.
Otis spokesman Cliff McDonald said the employee recognized it as part of an F-15 jet.
No one was hurt in the incident.
-- Doris (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 30, 2000