British Airways plane skids off runway at airport in Denmark

The plane slid onto grass after landing at Billund airport

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British Airways plane skids off runway at airport in Denmark


A British Airways plane slid off the runway after landing at Billund Airport in Denmark.

According to Sky News, the incident occurred after a technical issue.

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Passengers have shared images of the scene on social media.

One traveller, Stephen Hughes, posted a picture of the stranded plane and wrote simply: "Abandoned plane. #BritishAirways #billund."

Stephen also wrote in the comments area: "Front wheel locked up I think just as we were coming off the runway so ended up coming to a standstill in the grass."

Abandoned plane. #BritishAirways #billund

A photo posted by Stephen Hughes (@stephenhughes3) on



Another passenger Peter Kim said on Twitter: "Travel excitement as British Airways 804 skids off the runway in Billund. Everyone safe."

And another passenger joked about how to claim his 'trauma compensation'.


According to the Evening Standard, a spokesperson for British Airways said a technical issue occurred when the flight landed after arriving from London Heathrow.

He said: "The aircraft landed safely, and customers disembarked using steps after a technical issue on the taxiway.

"The safety and security of our customers and crew are always our top priority."

15 flights from hell

15 flights from hell