Jetliner panel dislodges over Md.

March 23, 2008 2:18:05 PM PDT
US Airways says a small part of a wing of a jetliner dislodged and hit a passenger window as it flew over Maryland. The airline says no injuries were reported aboard the Boeing 757 twin-jet airliner traveling on Saturday from Orlando to Philadelphia, with 174 passengers and six crew members aboard. It landed safely in Philadelphia.

Anne Arundel County Fire department Division Chief Michael Cox says a fax from US Airways' security office indicated that the 17.5 square-inch piece of a wing cover might have fallen somewhere in Prince George's or Anne Arundel counties or near Kent Island.

The airline says it has taken the plane out of service and is investigating.


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