It has emerged that an easyJet Airbus A320neo from London Gatwick got stuck on the grass in Keflavik Airport, Iceland after taxiing off the paved surface in icy conditions.
From the image above, you can see the affected aircraft stuck in the grass. It is understood passengers, who came from London Gatwick were transported by bus to the terminal building following the incident.
easyJet Flight From London: Stuck In The Grass at Keflavik Airport…
It is understood that the aircraft involved in the incident in Keflavik Airport was G-UJEB, an Airbus A320neo.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-UJEB is a 1.0 year old airframe, which was originally bound for Viva Aerobus, but was never taken up by the carrier.
Of the A320neo variant, easyJet UK has 37 of them in the fleet, of which 35 are in active service and two are currently parked, holding an average fleet age of 4.5 years.
G-UJEB was operating flight U28843, which departed from London Gatwick at 0701 local time yesterday morning.
The aircraft landed into Keflavik at 1018 local time, and began to taxi to the gate when this incident happened.
At the time of writing, G-UJEB remains on the ground at the Icelandic airport, with no indication into when it will return back to commercial service, as checks for damage will need to be conducted before allowing this to happen.
All eyes will be on this airframe in the meantime, whilst we await further updates.
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