Wing section falls into parking lot as 747 lands at MIA

02/8/2010 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

A cargo plane lost an 18-foot section of its wing as it descended for landing at Miami International Airport on Friday, narrowly avoiding a catastrophe in a nearby mall parking lot. The 150-pound fiberglass piece fell into an empty section of the Miami International Mall parking lot. "We got lucky today," said Doral Police Chief Ricardo Gomez . "If this had been on a weekend, this would have been a real problem."

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