Norwegian airliner crashes into fence at London's Gatwick Airport

It's the second incident involving a Norwegian aircraft in a week.
It's the second incident involving a Norwegian aircraft in a week. Photo credit: Getty Images

A Norwegian Airlines Dreamliner loaded with passengers has been involved in an accident at London's Gatwick Airport, just days after another incident involving the airline and its Dreamliner fleet.

The cone of the aircraft's auxiliary power unit was damaged in the collision.
The cone of the aircraft's auxiliary power unit was damaged in the collision. Photo credit: Google Maps/Newshub

The latest incident happened early Monday morning (local time) when an aircraft due to depart from London for New York was being pushed back from its gate by a tug, before its tail struck a fence on the perimeter of the airport.

The cone of the aircraft's auxiliary power unit was damaged in the collision.

Passengers were transferred to a different aircraft which departed for New York, while the damaged plane was taken out of service.

A passenger on the aircraft at the time posted a photo on Twitter and said fire crews were positioned around the plane.

 

The week's previous Norwegian Airlines incident saw parts of the engine of a long-haul flight from Rome to Los Angeles fall off, landing on the streets below, smashing car windows and houses.

No one was injured in the Gatwick incident.

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