A Virgin Atlantic flight to London hit a literal snag this morning when its wing got stuck in a fence at JFK Airport. Several of the 276 passengers, including supermodel Bella Hadid, tweeted about the incident while stuck on the runway around 8:30 a.m. this morning.
My plane just hit a wall
— Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) September 19, 2015
Pilot smashed the wing, broken door on the plane, evacuated + now no info at JFK @VirginAtlantic guess I'm stuck here
— Felicity Hayward (@FelicityHayward) September 19, 2015
They literally can't move this @VirginAtlantic plane. We have to disembark in the middle of the Tarmac.
— Will Wei (@WillWei) September 19, 2015
A Port Authority spokesperson said that no one was injured when Flight 26 hit the wall while being towed from Gate 3 at Terminal 4 on its way to the runway. "All customers have disembarked the aircraft and our teams are working hard to get our customers on their way as soon as possible," Virgin said in a statement.
— Manpreet Jassal™ (@mjassal) September 19, 2015
You can see a video of the JFK ground staff assessing the situation right after the crash, taken by Twitter user @hschleckr, who took the photos up above as well.