Jumbo Jet collision with building in Johannesburg International Airport injures four

Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2013

1223_BA_747_630x420-300x200Four people were injured when a British Airways Boeing 747 collided into a building at OR Tambo International Airport
Four people were injured when a British Airways Boeing 747 collided into a building at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) confirmed on Monday.

According to ACSA, the aircraft, carrying approximately 180 passengers, was taxing on one of the airport’s taxiways preparing for departure when the incident occurred on Sunday night.

The incident happened at around 10:40 pm. No injuries were reported on board the plane but four ground-handling employees, who were in the building at the time, experienced minor injuries.

The Boeing 747-400 jumbo, bound for London’s Heathrow Airport, damaged one of its wings and the building.
The aircraft has since been moved to a remote location and operations at OR Tambo have not been disrupted as a result of the incident.

The incident will be investigated, said ACSA. British Airways accommodated all passengers at a nearby hotel.

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