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British Airliner Clips Building With Wing While Taxiing

posted 23 Dec 2013, 05:09 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 05:10 ]

The wing of British Airways plane smashes into a building while taxiing at Johannesburg airport.

O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GAUTENG, NEAR JOHANNESBURG,SOUTH AFRICA (DECEMBER 23, 2013) (SEAN DURKAN) A British Airways plane, due to fly to London, clipped an airport building with its wing while taxing, at Johannesburg Airport on Monday (December 23).

Passengers on the plane reported the incident on Twitter and posted photographs that seem to show one of the plane's wings gouged into a brick building near the runway.

Local media reported that all passengers had been taken off the plane at O.R. Tambo airport and would spend the night in a hotel. It was not immediately clear whether anybody had been hurt in the accident.


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