Large metal object falls from sky in Roosevelt

A 20-pound metal object fell from the sky Thursday, nearly hitting a home in Roosevelt.

The cone-shaped object, measuring about 4 feet high and 3 feet across, landed on Lincoln Avenue at around 6:30 p.m. Homeowner Michelle Russell says it hit a tree and knocked two branches down onto her lawn. Russell's husband eventually called police. The Federal Aviation Authority says the object is an engine tail cone that popped off a Tokyo-bound Delta jet shortly after it took off from JFK. Delta personnel reported the part missing after the plane landed, according to the FAA.

Residents are calling on the airlines to improve safety checks on their planes. The FAA says it is investigating.

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