Debris from a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 pelted a village near Rome after a “technical failure,” damaging cars and homes as the plane passed over.

The plane dropped pieces of debris between five and 10 centimeters as it passed over the Isla Sacra  outside Rome after taking off at the nearby Fiumicino airport.
The plane then turned back to the airport, with Norwegian saying the plane had “indications of a technical failure of one of the engines.”
One resident told the newspaper that the pieces fell “like bullets,” and reported that another man said he felt “lucky to be alive” after he was hit by a piece.

A spokesperson for Norwegian said¬† that the plane, was bound for Los Angeles & turned back to the airport “due to a technical failure of one of the engines.

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