A person, cars and houses in Italy were hit by falling engine debris from a Norwegian airliner as it made an emergency return to the Rome. The Boeing 787-8 was supposed to fly to Los Angeles but declared an emergency at about 3,000 feet, shortly after departing the airport. The aircraft returned to the Rome airport from which it departed and landed safely with no reported injuries.
Eyewitness reports stated that many “glowing pieces of metal” rained down on a neighborhood. The pieces are believed to be parts of the engine, a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000. The Trent 1000 has had numerous problems since its introduction and there are several Airworthiness Directives currently out for the engine.