A loud bang was heard when a metal object fell from a trans-Atlantic jet and landed outside the Maine state house.

Matthew Clancy, the capitol police chief, said that the FAA returned to the State House on Monday after investigating an object.

He said that the metal hit with a loud bang on a slab of granite lining a cobblestone walkaway about 6 to 8 feet from a security screener and came close to hitting the building.

The chief said it was shocking. He got a wake up call when he returned to the building. The person was not hurt.

The metal sleeve is thought to have come from a wing flap of the passenger jet. Clancy said that airlines were notified and all planes landed safely.

When the Maine legislature is in session, the area where the airplane part crashed to the ground is busy.