Part falls off FedEx jet bound for California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A FedEx jet bound from Phoenix to Long Beach Airport was diverted to Los Angeles after witnesses reported seeing something fall off the plane.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said Friday that an air conditioning access panel, 3 feet by 3 feet in size, was missing when the plane landed Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport.

The panel fell off during takeoff from Phoenix, and landed between a runway and a taxiway. No injuries were reported.

The incident is under investigation.

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