British Airways plane crash lands on Jo’burg runway

British Airways plane crash lands on Jo’burg runway

Monday, October 26, 2015 6:01 pm

The British Airways plane

The British Airways plane

A British Airways aircraft  crash landed  in  the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg today, after its landing gear broke off.

The plane, a Boeing 737  was coming from Port Elizabeth and was about to land in South Africa’s biggest airport when the pilot announced that the plane had a problem.

None of the 94 passengers and six crew on board were injured, the airport said, pledging to investigate the incident.

The plane was being operated by a South African airline,  Comair.

The firm’s spokesman confirmed  the incident.

‘Comair confirms that flight BA6234 a 10:35 departure from Port Elizabeth, with 6 Crew and 94 Passengers on board, was involved in an incident on landing at OR Tambo International Airport today.

‘We can confirm that all passengers and crew safely disembarked with no reported injuries. Passengers have been taken to the terminal building where staff are currently on hand assisting them.

‘The incident involving a Boeing 737-400, registration ZS-OAA experienced a failure with the landing gear shortly after touching down.

‘The aircraft was on the runway for a short period performing standard landing procedures when the crew noticed an unusual vibration which was followed shortly by the collapse of the left landing gear.


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