Passengers forced off Easyjet flight after plane gets stuck

Ground crew accidentally pushed back too far from tarmac

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Passengers forced off Easyjet flight after plane gets stuck

Passengers were forced to disembark from an Easyjet plane after it accidentally got stuck on grass.

The plane was due to depart from London Gatwick for Amsterdam on 29 December when the incident occurred.

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Travellers had to disembark after ground crew accidentally pushed the plane back too far and it got stuck.

One passenger, Sophie Thirwell, managed to get a picture of the scene and shared it on Twitter, writing:" Trying to take off at @Gatwick_Airport and the ground crew have pushed our @easyJet aeroplane onto the grass #delayed #oops."


A spokesman for Easyjet told the Crawley Observer: "EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY8871, which was due to depart from London Gatwick to Amsterdam this morning, was pushed onto the grass in error during pushback.

"All passengers have disembarked the aircraft and will be departing on an alternative aircraft shortly. We would like to apologise to passengers for the delay."

Speaking to The Sun, a spokesman for Gatwick Airport said the plane got stuck when it was pushed back too far at around 9am, and that passengers all disembarked safely.

15 flights from hell

15 flights from hell