OSLO, Norway, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Norwegian Airlines flight from Bangkok was aborted before takeoff after passengers said they spotted fuel pouring out of a valve on the plane's wing.
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner was on the runway preparing to fly to Oslo when the leak was spotted, TheLocal.no reported Tuesday.
"We started to point out the window, so that the stewardess became aware of it, and she looked out of the window and picked up the phone," passenger Ann Kristin Balto said. "I don't know who she called but the plane stopped immediately afterwards."
Charlotte Holmbergh Jacobsson, a spokeswoman for Norwegian Airlines, confirmed the leak. She said the passengers had not been in danger because the pilot would have detected the leak from the plane's instruments.
The airline paid for hotel rooms for the passengers. They left on the next available flight and arrived in Oslo 19 hours late.