A homeowner was left stunned after a large metal chunk of aircraft from an American B-52 bomber plummeted from the skies and and landed in her front garden.
The unidentified woman contacted police after hearing a "loud thud" outside her property in Brailes, Warks., at around 5.30pm last Wednesday.
The villager went into outside and discovered the piece had broken from the fighter plane and landed in her front garden, narrowly missing her home.
The homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "All I heard was this strange loud noise, kind of like an unusual bump sort of sound.
"You won't find any evidence in the front garden where it landed, we managed to get it back to normal pretty quickly.
"I've been contacted by the police and even the MOD. We are on a flight path here but you never expect something like this to happen.
"It's a miracle that it landed in the garden on not on me in the house. I'm very lucky in that regard."
Aviation experts attended the scene and confirmed the debris was part of a giant B-52 bomber which had been based in the county at RAF Fairford, Glos.
Warwickshire Police shared the details of the shocking incident on social media with a picture of the yellow metal casing from the US Air Force war plane.
PCSO Emma Turner and PCSO Fin Moore, from Shipston Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Yesterday around 5.30pm in Brailes a resident reported hearing a thud in her front garden on closer inspection she discovered what appeared to be a small part from an aircraft.
"We attended and Aviation and relevant Authorities were informed. (Thankfully no harm to persons/animals/property)
"Its a part from a US B52 Bomber from Fairford Glos. They have been in contact."
It is unclear which part of the plane it has come from, but it believed it could be part of the engine cowling, which covers and cools the engine during take-off and landing.
Web users reacted to the bizarre incident on social media and said it was a miracle nobody was hurt and no property was damaged.
Ian Bright said: "Considering what could have fallen off a B52, think they got away lightly."
Mel Harris added: "That is extremely dangerous. Its a miracle nobody was badly hurt or killed and so lucky it missed all the houses."
RAF Fairford is a temporary military base for the B-52s, which were used by the USAF Air Force since 1955 and featured in the Cold War, Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
They are part of a deployment of four from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico.
They have been in Britain for the past few weeks as part of Bomber Task Force Europe, an American show of military strength and support in Europe.
When they arrived in March it was the largest US bomber deployment to the UK since the Iraq war.
The Boeing B-52 is one of the largest war planes used by the USAF, it carries up to 70,000 pounds of weapons and cost around $14million each.
Each plane can carry up to 70,000 lbs of weapons and has a combat range of around 8,800 miles without refuelling.
The USAF said the deployment of strategic bombers to the UK helps establish and develop RAF Fairford as their forward operating location for bombers.
A statement said: "Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to a lethal and ready force and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.
"These Airmen will also train in a joint environment with partner and allied counterparts during the deployment — an opportunity that will greatly enhance global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions."
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