A golfer’s bone-chilling discovery led police to the Gorham Country Club golf course at around 7:45 p.m. After arriving on the scene, officers found a wheel that had detached from a plane’s landing gear.
A wheel from a plane’s landing gear was found by a golfer on the 7th fairway at the Gorham Country Club in Maine. He did not witness the wheel falling, but came upon it while playing through.
Gorham police arrived on the scene to photograph the spot where the landing gear fell, and contacted the Federal Aviation Industry.
Fortunately, the Gorham Police Department had already been made aware of the situation. A phone call had come in at approximately 6 p.m. from the Portland Jetport, informing them that a pilot had called the Jetport tower and reported losing some of their landing gear over Gorham.
The plane, a twin-engine Piper Navajo, was able perform a belly landing at approximately 6:30 p.m., touching down safely at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York. No one on the plane or the golf course was injured.
Police shared some of the pictures from the golf course on Facebook.
“Just when you thought you have seen everything, things really do fall from the sky. There were 2 miracles in this event. Number one, nobody was struck by this falling object when it fell on the 7th. fairway from the sky. Number 2, the plane was able to do a belly landing and landed safely in Islip New York. (MacArthur Airport–KISP) The plane was a Piper Navajo twin engine,” the Gorham Police Department wrote in a post on July 21.