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Pieces of 747 fall on woman’s house and Walmart lot

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Pieces of a 747 cargo plane fell onto a woman's house and a Walmart parking lot in Georgia on Sunday afternoon. Federal authorities are investigating why.

Homeowner Pamela Ware spoke with WSBTV.com about the experience.

"And boom! I was like, 'Huh?' Actually, I hit the floor," Ware told WSBTV.com. "If it had landed in here, because that is just Sheetrock, it would have … oh boy, I wouldn't be no good."

The piece of debris fell through Ware's roof, leaving two holes. It later bounced onto the yard, according to WSBTV.com. A few miles away, a 20-foot-long portion of the plane's wing fell onto the Walmart store's parking lot. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in either case.

According to WSBTV.com, investigators said the cargo plane had been flying from Anchorage. It was roughly five miles east of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when pieces of the right wing broke off. The pilot declared an emergency and was able to land safely.

WSBTV.com reports that it is unclear who will pay for the repairs to Ware's damaged roof.

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