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Norwegian plane suffers damage after hitting fence during push back at Gatwick

The damaged plane was taken out of service.

Passengers disembarked without incident and boarded a replacement aircraft at Gatwick (Nick Ansell/PA)
Passengers disembarked without incident and boarded a replacement aircraft at Gatwick (Nick Ansell/PA)

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent

A plane operated by airline Norwegian was damaged after hitting a fence while being moved from its departure gate at Gatwick, the carrier said.

The incident involved a Dreamliner aircraft scheduled to depart for New York at 9.50am on Monday.

As it was being pushed back ahead of flight DI7017, it collided with a fence, damaging a cone which contains the auxiliary power unit at its rear.

Passengers disembarked without incident and boarded a replacement aircraft.

The damaged plane was taken out of service.

A Norwegian spokesman said: “We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience.”

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