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Italy: Boeing 787's engine parts fall from sky onto cars and people

Italy, Fiumicino
August 11, 2019 at 02:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Norwegian Air Boeing 787 suffered an engine failure, which led to fragments from the plane falling and smashing car windows in Rome's Fiumicino. The incident occurred on Saturday, as the flight was taking off from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.

"We heard a roar, then like a wind suction, a strong hailstorm despite a sunny sky. We realised that we had pieces of iron everywhere. We had damaged cars, things, awnings, and more. The pieces were also very hot," explained a Fiumicino resident.

One man even claimed to have been struck on his side by a piece of debris.

Footage shows plane fragments and the holes and cracks on car windows that the debris caused.

According to reports, the incident is being investigated by local authorities.

Norwegian Air have not yet responded to Ruptly's request comment.

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A Norwegian Air Boeing 787 suffered an engine failure, which led to fragments from the plane falling and smashing car windows in Rome's Fiumicino. The incident occurred on Saturday, as the flight was taking off from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.

"We heard a roar, then like a wind suction, a strong hailstorm despite a sunny sky. We realised that we had pieces of iron everywhere. We had damaged cars, things, awnings, and more. The pieces were also very hot," explained a Fiumicino resident.

One man even claimed to have been struck on his side by a piece of debris.

Footage shows plane fragments and the holes and cracks on car windows that the debris caused.

According to reports, the incident is being investigated by local authorities.

Norwegian Air have not yet responded to Ruptly's request comment.

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