come off of the capsule

Hello Alan, Mister Micawber, Beeesneees, Mordant and other native English speakers,
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency confirmed the capsule had been recovered in the desert near Woomera, South Australia, Monday evening. The capsule was first sighted by a Australian Air Force helicopter. The heat shield had come off [color=red]of the capsule, which is about 30 centimeters in diameter, the agency said.

Isn’t [color=red]of necessary?

No, it is not. In fact, many prescriptive grammarians eschew that ‘of’.

Thank you, MM.

Hi Tofu,

The extra ‘of’ appears in lyrics sometimes to help with the singing. Famously you can hear it here: