News London-bound flight out of JFK grounded after wing hits fence The wing of a London-bound Virgin Atlantic plane struck a fence at Kennedy Airport Saturday morning, according to the Port Authority. Photo Credit: Stephanie Lacey By ROBERT BRODSKY email@example.com @BrodskyRobert Updated September 19, 2015 5:03 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The wing of a London-bound Virgin Atlantic plane struck a fence at Kennedy Airport Saturday morning, grounding the airliner, according to the Port Authority. Flight 276 was being pushed back from Gate 3 at Terminal 4 by a tug at 8:30 a.m. when the right wing struck a blast fence, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said. The plane, which had 276 passengers aboard, was pushed back to the gate, Coleman said. There were no reported injuries, and the passengers are being rebooked by the airline, he said. Airport maintenance crews are on the scene, Coleman said, attempting to dislodge the wing from the fence. By ROBERT BRODSKY firstname.lastname@example.org @BrodskyRobert Robert Brodsky is a Nassau County political reporter who has worked at Newsday since 2011. He is a Queens College and American University alum. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.