An engine tail cone detached from a jetliner and landed on a New York lawn Thursday night. The cone popped off of a Delta plane shortly after takeoff from New York City’s Kennedy airport. The plane continued to its destination—Tokyo, Japan—and landed safely on Friday.
Jetliners can fly without the engine tail cone. The part weighs 20 pounds and stretches 4 feet in length. A resident noticed the cone hours after it fell from the sky and alerted authorities.