Small plane part pierces roof of Bangor home
BANGOR, Maine—Authorities say a small part broke off a single-engine plane and crashed through the roof of a Bangor home.
The part known as a piston wrist pin fell through the attic and sheetrock ceiling, ending up on the hardwood floor on June 12.
Fire officials tell the Bangor Daily News ( http://bit.ly/LiiR58) no one was hurt but damage was estimated at $5,000. Authorities did not identify the homeowner, who was home at the time.
The part was about 1-inch in diameter and 4 inches long. It connects the arm and head of a piston inside the engine's cylinder.
Rick Eason, faculty adviser for the University Flying Club was in the Cessna 172 with the pilot at the time. He says they heard a loud bang and the plane started shaking. They landed safely.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com