Door Falls Off Plane, Lands On Motel Roof

MONTEREY, Calif. (October 13, 2013)—The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate after a door fell off a a small plane and landed on the roof of a motel in Monterey, Calif.

The door fell off of a Beechcraft King Air twin-turboprop plane that took off Thursday afternoon from Monterey Regional Airport.

The pilot heard a pop and turned around to land.

He didn’t realize the door was missing until he was back on the ground.

The door wasn't found until Friday morning when a contractor working outside the motel spotted it.

The front desk manager at the El Castell Motel says no one heard the 75-pound door crash into the tile roof because the room below was unoccupied.

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