The wing of a British Airways 747 is seen clipping a
building at O.R. Tambo International airport in
Johannesburg. REUTERS/Sean Duran/Handout
A British Airways plane bound for London clipped its wing
on a nearby building as it was preparing to take off from
Johannesburg, South Africa's airports authority said.
The Boeing 747-400 carrying about 180 passengers was taxiing
on the runway at O.R. Tambo International when its wing hit
the building, the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) said
in a statement on Monday.
No one on the plane was hurt, but four ground employees who
were in the building sustained minor injuries, ACSA said.
The aircraft has been since moved and operations have not
been disrupted, ACSA said, adding an investigation was
Photos posted on social media site Twitter showed a brick
building with what appeared to be an aircraft wing lodged in
its top floor.