Nearby Nellis Air Force Base confirmed the panel belonged to an A-4 military plane operated by Draken International, a military aircraft contractor. The plane lost the part during a “routine training mission,” but the cause is still unknown, Draken officials said.
Federal Aviation Administration officials arrived shortly after the incident. No one was injured, though debris damaged a resident’s car.
“All these kids out here … what if that airplane door would’ve hit them?” resident Anthony Pitts told the affiliate.