Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News World

London-bound flight grounded after wing hits fence at New York airport

Published 19/09/2015

A Virgin Atlantic plane was grounded after hitting a fence
A Virgin Atlantic plane was grounded after hitting a fence

A London-bound plane about to take off from New York's Kennedy Airport has been grounded after its wing hit a fence.

Authorities say the incident happened at 8.30am local time as Virgin Atlantic Flight 26 was being pushed back from the gate by a tug.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said there were no injuries. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said the 276 people on board have been bused back to the terminal.

A photo posted by a passenger on Twitter shows the plane's right wing tip pushed up against the fence.

Flight 26 was scheduled to depart for London at 8.15am.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph