Monday, 23 December 2013
British Airways Jet crashes into building in South Africa (Photo)
A Boeing 747 jet belonging to British Airways,
yesterday Sunday Dec. 22nd crashed its right
wing into an airport building inside the OR
Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The flight, which was on its way to London,
veered off the taxiway as it headed to the
runway and buried its right wing in the 2-storey
brick structure, injuring four airport officials,
Daily Mail reports.
A statement from the South African Civil
Aviation Authority's (SACAA) preliminary
report, said the aircraft was cleared for takeoff
on Runway 03L but took a smaller runway.
'The air crew got instructions from the Air
Traffic Control to taxi using taxi way B. The
crew continued onto taxi way M which is
narrower resulting in the aircraft impacting on
an office building behind the SAA Technical
A spokesman for OR Tambo airport said the 17
Crew and 185 passengers who were in the
aircraft escaped unharmed. They were
evacuated from the aircraft and spent the night
in a hotel.