Plane wheel tears through roof of St. Laurent home
Residents of a home in St. Laurent were shocked to discover the wheel of a jet had fallen from the sky and landed on their roof.
Before 2 a.m. Wednesday, residents in the home not far from Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport heard a loud thud on their roof.
The occupant of the third-floor apartment was not home, but when she arrived at 5 a.m., discovered an airplane wheel created a hole in the roof of her kitchen.
"This morning my tenant come home to an apartment with a hole in her kitchen ceiling. She can see through the kitchen right to the sky. She came down at 5 a.m., rang our doorbell panicking and we went up to investigate," said the homeowner, who did not want to be identified.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has confirmed the incident did occur, that it was a Falcon 10 corporate jet aircraft operated by Club Jet Charter Jet Services.
Club Jet had no comment.
There were no injuries, but the residents were shaken up.
“I think it’s ridiculous. It’s a plane tire. I mean, there’s got to be quality checks – someone checking that everything on the plane is attached and attached well. How can a tire just fall off a plane?” said the homeowner.
The plane landed safely at Trudeau Airport shortly before 2 a.m.
St. Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa said he is following the case and wants to ensure residents in the borough are safe.
"I'm very thankful there's no injury or loss of life, but our public security can't just depend on luck. I think there are responsibilities to be assumed. I think right now we are waiting for the response from the Transport Security Board, who has begun their investigation. The plane has been immobilized," he said.