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Narrow escape for passengers as AI flight hits Stockholm Arlanda Airport
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Narrow escape for passengers as AI flight hits Stockholm Arlanda Airport

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Stockholm, Nov 29 : A major accident was averted when an Air India plan, carrying 179 passengers, ran into the exterior wall of a building, some 50 meters from Terminal 5, Arlanda Airport.

No injuries were reported in the incident which took place on Wednesday, a report in The Local said. The Boeing airliner had just arrived in Stockholm from New Delhi when the incident took. The passengers were able to disembark via a rolling stairway and then walk the short distance to the terminal.

The accident occurred just before 1800 hrs as the plane was taxing to its designated gate.

A spokesperson for Swedavia, which operates a number of airports in Sweden including Arlanda, said that the cause of the accident wasn’t immediately clear.

“The plane came from New Delhi. We can’t say exactly what happened. We are looking into it,” Robert Pletzin told TT. The incident has not affected traffic at Arlanda, he said.

A video provided to Aftonbladet appears to show the tip of the plane’s left wing stuck in the exterior wall. A witness told the newspaper that the incident resulted in “complete chaos”.

“It was filled with police cars, firetrucks, you name it. I said, ‘Shit, the wing is stuck in the wall. You’ve got to be kidding me’,” the witness said. (UNI)