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The Italian authorities are investigating after debris from a departing Norwegian Air flight (allegedly rained down “like bullets,” in a neighborhood just outside of Rome, italy.
The locals in Isola Sacra, an area in the town of Fiumicino, on the south side of the termini train station, Fiumicino airport, said pieces of the plane, damaged cars, roofs and canopies, and one even reported being burned by a shard that fell from the sky.
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“They were like bullets,” a witness told Italy’s Il Messaggero, on a translation of that of The Sun. “My shirt is on fire.”
The pictures of the damage to be shared on social media sites and aviation blogs, showing some of the pieces that are described as being between 2 and 4 inches in length, as well as a number of the harm that they have caused to the windscreen of the car.
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The airline said the flight, which departed from Los Angeles on Aug. 10, be safely returned to the airports of Fiumicino international airport after experiencing a technical issue with a couple of minutes after take-off,” but would not specify what the problem was. In a press release shared by the National Agency for the Safety of the Flight, who are currently investigating the fault “engine problems” for the incident.
The aircraft, a Boeing 787 was taken out of service.
The airline also confirmed that, of the 298 passengers aboard the flight were reaccommodated on other flights, while the repetition of the carrier’s commitment to safety.
“The safety and security of customers and crew is always our top priority. We have to work together with Aeroporti di Roma and the Italian authorities in the investigation,” the representatives of the airline wrote in a statement obtained by Fox News. “Because it’s an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment on the specific aspects of the event.”
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On Facebook, but it is safe to drink, Mayor Esterino Montino said the incident has renewed concerns about the planes’ routes, and claimed that the airport had been “ignored” as a former contract, is not the usage of that particular job in the morning or late at night.
Montino said that the incident calls for an “urgent” meeting with Italian Civil Aviation Authority, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and Aeroporti di Roma have to confront and deal with the problem, and to secure the houses and the people.”
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A representative from the Italian civil aviation authority was not immediately available for sharing on the details of the ongoing investigation.