Community News Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 10:06 am

Jet part crashes onto moving car as plane takes off from John Wayne Airport

A part fell from an airliner taking off from John Wayne Airport and landed on a moving vehicle recently in Newport Beach, officials confirmed Wednesday.

No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred Dec. 29.

The motorist, who has not been identified, was driving on Park Avenue near Diamond Avenue on Balboa Island at about 4 p.m. when a fuel vent cover smashed onto the hood of his car, according to an account that Lee Pearl, a member of the Balboa Island Improvement Assn., posted on the social media app NextDoor.

A photograph of the damage shows the vent cover, about the size of a dinner plate, next to a gash on the hood.

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