British Airways plane clips building in South Africa

23rd Dec 2013
British Airways plane clips building in South Africa

A British Airways plane has clipped a building while preparing to take off from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Authorities said the aircraft had travelled along a taxi which was too narrow for the aircraft, with four injuries reported during the accident.

Some 200 people were on board the Boeing 747-400 as it prepared to take off for London Heathrow.

None of those on board was injured but four ground staff in the building were hurt, however none is believed to have been seriously injured.

The aircraft has since been moved and operations have not been disrupted, ACSA says.

In a statement to the BBC, British Airways said all 182 passengers were provided with hotel accommodation and alternative flights are being arranged.


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