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Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond

An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Niklas Salm-Reifferscheidt said he knew that his castle Schloss Steyregg on the outskirts of Linz occasionally had planes flying overhead, but he had never considered that something like an aircraft wheel might drop off and land in his grounds. The nearby Linz-Hoersching airport is around 20 miles from where the wheel was located and it is believed it will be possible to locate the original flight from serial numbers on the wheel.

There has been people living on the site since before the Romans arrived in Austria, with a fortified building known to have been built on the site since as long ago as 777AD that had been funded by the nearby Kremsmünster monastery.

Badly damaged by the war, it was rebuilt and is currently in the hands of Niklas Salm-Reifferscheidt, who inherited it from his father.

He said: "I couldn't believe the size of it. From the dimensions it must've had a big bird, probably a Boeing 747."

The Lord of the Manor said he had contacted the authorities responsible for air traffic control over the country and informed them of the find. A spokesman said that so far the matter was being investigated by the accident commission of the transport ministry but that no missing wheel had been reported by any plane until now.

However statistics show that worldwide about two planes a year lose tyres usually shortly after take-off.

He said he believed that the huge wheel will have been lost somewhere in the air and fallen to the ground and added: "I guess it was incredibly lucky that no one was hurt, because it would have easily gone through the roof of any house."

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