Shocked passengers watched a jet’s wing slice through a building at an airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. The plane carrying more than 200 people has struck an office building while preparing to take off from the South African city of Johannesburg. The British Airways flight to London was taxiing at O.R. Tambo International Airport when its right wing hit the building, injuring four people inside. Images show the wing of the Boeing 747 wedged in the structure.
The wing of the Boeing 747 is seen wedged in an office building at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo- BBC South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority said the aircraft had travelled down a taxi-way that was too narrow for it. The incident involving the Boeing 747-400 happened late on Sunday. The control tower “told them to take one taxi-way and they took another one. They took a wrong one,” said CAA spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu.