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

8 630 11.08.2019 Инфо

C/U Piece of plane engine debris after Norwegian Air Boeing 787 suffers engine failure, Fiumicino
C/U Smashed rear car window
C/U Smashed rear car window
M/S Firefighters and local residents
SOT, Cinzia Violanti, Fiumicino inhabitant (Italian): "This was what happened: a plane was taking off. 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."
C/U Piece of plane engine debris
SOT, Antonello Gusinu, Fiumicino inhabitant (Italian): "I heard an airplane coming, a loud noise. I was wondering what was happening. I watched. The plane passed, turned, turned back and then a burst of pieces of metal, burning. In fact, two took me here by my side. I felt burned. And I said, what's going on? Pieces that fell on the pool, on the house, on all sides."
W/S Police van
W/S Plane flying overhead
M/S Emergency vehicle
M/S Man showing damage on car window
C/U Hole caused by plane debris
C/U Plane debris
C/U Hole caused by plane debris
C/U Person pointing at hole cause by plane debris
M/S Damage on car window
C/U Damage on car window
C/U Pictures of plane debris on phone
C/U Plane debris
SCRIPT
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.