A Norwegian 787 sustains damage this morning, while being pushed back from the gate at London Gatwick Airport.
The Norwegian 787 -9 with registration G-CKWB, was being pushed back from the gate as DI7017 to New York’s JFK airport, when the aircraft sustained damage.
Passengers were left shocked when the Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner was pushed into the noise mitigation barrier – with emergency services rushing to the scene.
A Norwegian spokesperson said: “We can confirm that one of our aircraft sustained some damage upon pushback on today’s flight DI7017 from London Gatwick to New York JFK.
“All passengers disembarked the aircraft as normal and are currently being assisted by our ground staff in the terminal.
“The safety and wellbeing of our customers is our top priority and we are currently making arrangements to put passengers on a replacement aircraft that will depart this afternoon.
“We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience
In the last 7 days, two of Norwegian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft have been damaged and now taken out of service. A few days ago, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner encountered falling engine pieces at Rome Airport. Click here to read the story concerning LN-LND.
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