- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

HERNDON, Va. (AP) - A piece of metal that crashed through a northern Virginia home from the sky came from a woodchipper, not an airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration investigated the incident, which occurred Friday morning in Herndon. A homeowner found the hand-sized piece of metal on her dining room floor, where it landed after crashing through an awning and her ceiling.

No one was injured, but because the home was along the flightpath for Dulles International Airport, there was concern that it had fallen off an aircraft.

On Wednesday, the FAA reported that the piece actually came from a nearby industrial-strength woodchipper.

WJLA-TV reported (http://wj.la/1kUXfJY ) that the piece, called a grinding tooth, came off a chipper about a block away from the Herndon home.

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Information from: WRC-TV, http://nbcwashington.com

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