Near-Death Experiences Rain Down From The Sky

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Canadians had a string of close calls with falling airplane parts over the last week. "I was 12 feet away from being dead," Norm Kataras told pulse24.com, after a window from a Beechcraft Baron smashed into a car lot. The window apparently broke off shortly after takeoff from Buttonville Airport. Just two days earlier, Wayne Mathias, of Orillia, was cut by flying debris when the detached door of an airplane crashed down in a parking lot. "If it would have hit me ... my head would be gone, because that aluminum strip was so sharp," he said. Monday night, a wing flap from an A300 cargo jet hit the parked SUV of a Mississauga woman just moments before she would have been in the driver's seat. "I was a minute away from being killed," Karen McLellan told the Toronto Star. "I'm definitely going to buy a lottery ticket."