KENT, Wash. -- It's roughly the size of a refrigerator door, made of carbon fiber and it fell from the sky in Kent Friday morning.
What is it? According to the FAA it was the landing gear door of a Boeing 767.
The large sheet of riveted metal landed in the middle of Southeast 231st Way near 128th Place Southeast in Kent's East Hill neighborhood. Even now, bits of carbon fiber are embedded deep in the pavement.
The Federal Aviation Administration, called out to investigate, identified the part as a landing gear door.
It narrowly missed landing on a car parked just a couple of feet away. Neighbors rushed outside as soon as they heard it hit the ground.
A photo from Leah Dermody, who lives nearby, shows an unidentifiable model number and manufacturer's code on the door.
Demody said some of her neighbors also claimed to have heard a plane pass very low over the neighborhood just before the part dropped.
Officials with the FAA took the part with them as part of their investigation.
Residents in the quiet neighborhood said the fact no one and nothing was hit is pure luck.That's why John Hansen's holding onto part of the plane.
A souvenir. Keep it and see how lucky I was, he said. It's gotta be a one in a million shot.
It s also to remind him how lucky he's been. Just over a year ago, he had a heart attack.
Fortunately, I was driving by the hospital at the time, he said.
A few years before that, a boat he chartered with his baseball team sunk in the Gulf of Mexico.
Next thing I know, I was chin high in water, said Hansen, decided I might as well get out of there.
So luck is the story Hansen's going with. Luck that a random piece of a huge jet didn't do anything more than leave behind bits of carbon fiber and a neighborhood of curiosity.
That's a new experience, said Hansen. I can scratch that off my bucket list.
KING 5's Lindsay Chamberlain, John Langeler and Liza Javier contributed to this report.