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Object That Hit Cary Home Came From Machinery, Not Plane

Posted July 14, 2006

— Police say a metal object that plunged through the roof of a Cary home Wednesday was not part of a plane but was flung from a piece of machinery nearby.

According to police, the previously unidentified object that crashed through the roof of a home on Grant Forest Lane was part of a grinding machine that Hensons Inc. of Tryon, N.C., was using to clear trees for new development directly behind the affected home.

The home's owner, Mary Cobbs, said that the object, which was 10 inches by 5 inches, crashed through her roof and attic and landed in the sink of her bathroom around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Initially, police and the Federal Aviation Administration said they believed the piece of metal was part of an airplane. However, authorities said that a citizen report led them to the machinery.

According to police, Hensons Inc. has contacted Cobbs regarding the incident. Authorities said the grinding machine was removed from the location on Thursday afternoon.


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