Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport; all passengers safe
Pictures from the scene showed the Boeing aircraft parked on the runway with the very tip of its left wing stuck in the side of a building.world Updated: Nov 29, 2018 08:50 IST
An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, police said.
“The 179 passengers could disembark from the plane on a mobile staircase and thereafter enter the terminal,” police wrote in a statement.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known, police said.
It occurred at 5:45 pm (1645 GMT), about 50 meters (yards) from Terminal 5, the main terminal for international flights.
Pictures from the scene showed the Boeing aircraft parked on the runway with the very tip of its left wing stuck in the side of a building.
Air India plane wing has gone inside a building at the Stockholm airport - Stockholm airport is probably one of the major airports in Europe with plenty of open space. pic.twitter.com/qYS7SoBTo9— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) November 28, 2018
Several police cars and fire trucks were parked by the plane. According to airport operator Swedavia’s website, the flight had originated in New Delhi.
First Published: Nov 29, 2018 08:49 IST