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A small metal object crashed through the roof of a house and slammed into the floor in northern New Zealand, and officials said Thursday its origin was a mystery. A police officer initially speculated that it fell from a small plane passing over the small town of Whakatu on the country's North Island on Wednesday, but aviation officials later said it may have been shot from spinning farm machinery. No one was injured, and authorities did not identify the resident whose home was struck. "It looks like it's probably a brake lining or brake shoe from a small plane," Snr. Sgt. Ross Smith said after checking the house. Aviation authorities later tracked down a pilot whose aircraft they thought might be responsible and found nothing missing from the plane when checked at a nearby airport, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Bill Sommer said.