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The Russia-bound Rossiya Airlines plane remains on the tarmac at Gatwick after a ground crew member was struck by the aircraft
A PASSENGER plane has struck a ground crew member at Gatwick airport, moments before take off.
Passengers were stuck on the Russia-bound Rossiya aircraft for more than two hours as emergency services attended the scene.
Passengers become "uneasy" after being kept on board the plane without adequate information.
The plane was suddenly halted moments before take-off and kept on the tarmac.
Twitter user Flora Lu claimed the plane ran over the foot of a ground crew member, knocking the plane out of operation.
She added that cabin crew told passengers that a person was trapped under the wheel.
A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport told the Sun: "We can confirm that an incident took place on the airfield at 1710 where a Dnata employee was unfortunately injured and the emergency services were required to attend."
Cabin crew have allegedly also told passengers that they are now awaiting repairs to the aircraft.
The aircraft was pulled back as it headed to the runway for take off, and has been kept on the tarmac for more than two hours.
The Dnata employee was taken to helicopter by air ambulance and an investigation has been opened into the incident.
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