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BA craft pile-up lands during OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

October 27th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Aircraft pile-up landed at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg
  • Pilot pronounced to have warned passengers of a problem only before landing
  • One newcomer reported saying sparks fly as wing ‘scraped along runway’
  • British Airways says a craft was owned and operated by South African organisation Comair

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A jet drifting underneath British Airways colours has dramatically pile-up landed in South Africa after partial of a alighting rigging pennyless off.

One newcomer reported saying sparks drifting as a left wing of a Boeing 737 ‘scraped opposite a runway’ as it came into land at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg progressing today.

Fire crews rushed to a aircraft, run by a authorization Comair, after it overwhelmed down and a 94 people on house used an puncture staircase as they were led to safety.

A jet drifting underneath British Airways colours has dramatically pile-up landed in South Africa after partial of a alighting rigging reportedly pennyless off

A jet drifting underneath British Airways colours has dramatically pile-up landed in South Africa after partial of a alighting rigging reportedly pennyless off

A newcomer reported saying sparks drifting as a left wing of a Boeing 737 'scraped opposite a runway' as it came into land during OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg progressing today

A newcomer reported saying sparks drifting as a left wing of a Boeing 737 ‘scraped opposite a runway’ as it came into land during OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg progressing today

Passenger Warren Mann told Traveller24 how a commander sensitive those on house shortly before alighting that a ‘left alighting rigging had damaged off’.

He added: ‘This caused a craft to strike a runway during an angle. We could see sparks as a left wing and a engines were scraped opposite a runway. The wing seemed totally damaged off.

‘We were met by glow and rescue operation who continued to mist a craft and we afterwards disembarked around an puncture stairscase.’

British Airways told MailOnline that a occurrence concerned a moody owned and operated by a authorization Comair, formed in South Africa, that flies underneath BA colours.

Fire crews rushed to a aircraft, run by a franchisee Comair, after it overwhelmed down and a 94 people on house used a plane's puncture staircase as they were led to safety

Fire crews rushed to a aircraft, run by a franchisee Comair, after it overwhelmed down and a 94 people on house used a plane’s puncture staircase as they were led to safety

A Comair orator pronounced this morning that nobody had been harm in a incident. The craft was entrance in to land after a moody from Port Elizabeth

A Comair orator pronounced this morning that nobody had been harm in a incident. The craft was entrance in to land after a moody from Port Elizabeth

A Comair orator pronounced this morning that nobody had been harm in a incident.

‘Comair confirms that moody BA6234 a 10:35 depart from Port Elizabeth, with 6 Crew and 94 Passengers on board, was concerned in an occurrence on alighting during OR Tambo International Airport today.

‘We can endorse that all passengers and organisation safely disembarked with no reported injuries. Passengers have been taken to a depot building where staff are now on palm aiding them.

‘The occurrence involving a Boeing 737-400, registration ZS-OAA gifted a disaster with a alighting rigging shortly after touching down. 

‘The aircraft was on a runway for a brief duration behaving customary alighting procedures when a organisation beheld an surprising quivering that was followed shortly by a fall of a left alighting gear. 

‘ACSA puncture services were dispatched and responded to a stage immediately and assisted passengers and organisation to safely disembark.’

The orator pronounced that a plabe was now on runway 03R and that ‘Comair and a applicable authorities are onsite creation a required arrangements for a dismissal of a aircraft.’

‘For reasons of reserve and security, a runway has been closed. Comair and a applicable authorities will be conducting a required review over a entrance days and weeks.’ 

A orator for Airports Company SA, that operates 9 of South Africa’s airports, told News24 that passengers were confronting brief delays.

He said: ‘OR Tambo is now regulating an choice runway to safeguard flights are means to leave a airport. For reserve and confidence reasons we will have to tighten that runway [where a aircraft is].’  


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