Pictures from the scene showed the Boeing aircraft parked on the runway with the very tip of its left wing stuck in the side of a building
Stockholm: An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, police said.
"The 179 passengers could disembark from the plane on a mobile staircase and thereafter enter the terminal," police wrote in a statement.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known, police said.
Air India Delhi to Stockholm flight AI 167 hit airport terminal building at Stockholm airport and one wing of aircraft damaged, yesterday. Aircraft was grounded and passengers were shifted to the other carrier of AI. AI Cockpit crew was taken off duty— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2018
It occurred at 5:45 pm, about 50 metres from Terminal 5, the main terminal for international flights.
Pictures from the scene showed the Boeing aircraft parked on the runway with the very tip of its left wing stuck in the side of a building.
Air India plane wing hit wall in Stockholm. Sad sight. pic.twitter.com/lPTGKevd7d— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) November 29, 2018
The aircraft was diverted to Mumbai as a precautionary measure.
Several police cars and fire trucks were parked by the plane. According to airport operator Swedavia's website, the flight had originated in New Delhi.
With agency inputs
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Last Updated 29, Nov 2018, 1:21 PM