Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport, passengers safe

Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport, passengers safe
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Stockholm: An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport with its wing tip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported.

"The 179 passengers could disembark from the plane on a mobile staircase and thereafter enter the terminal," the police said in a statement.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

It occurred at 5:45 pm (1645 GMT), about 50 meters (yards) 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.

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.

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