Saturday, May 26, 2012

Jet door falls from sky and lands on golf course

Talk about a tough 16th hole— Pebble Beach or Augusta ain't got nothing on this golf course.

After an airborne plane's 280-pound cabin door broke loose and crashed down on the fairway of a Florida golf course— on one of only two days of the year when the course is closed to tend to the greens— officials said it was a good thing nobody was using their five irons.

A Canadair CL600 jet was northbound from Opa-Locka executive  airport in Miami when the door flew off and landed not far from condos next to the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hallandale Beach.

Ed Walls, general manger of the $5,000-a-year resort, said, "The course is ringed by private condo towers, so we're very fortunate it landed where it did."

The plane was due to fly into Pompano Beach but was diverted to Ft. Lauderdale.

Word is that the course's 16th hole has been adjusted to a par-5 from a par-4 and the caddies are now called lookouts.

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