British Airways aircraft crash-lands at airport

British Airways aircraft crash-lands at airport

A British Airways aircraft crash-landed at a South African airport today.


The passenger jet, flight BA6234, is now at a standstill on a runway at OR Tambo international airport, near Johannesburg – the country’s busiest airport – after its landing gear collapsed, the Guardian reports.


The aircraft, which is operated by South African airline Comair, was travelling from Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, when the incident occurred at around 12pm.


The airport said all 94 passengers and six crew were evacuated safely and there were no injuries. There are however delays to flights.


Colin Naidoo, spokesman for Airports Company South Africa, said: “OR Tambo is currently using an alternative runway to ensure flights are able to leave the airport.
“For safety and security reasons we will have to close that runway. 


OR Tambo’s Twitter account has announced that Comair and the relevant authorities will be “conducting the necessary investigation over the coming days and weeks”.


More information will be released in due course.

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