British Airlines Emergency: First Class allowed to evacuate before coach

A British Airways plane bound from Johannesburg to London last night crashed into a building at Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

British Airlines Emergency: First Class allowed to evacuate before coach

A British Airways plane bound from Johannesburg to London last night crashed into a building at Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Images from Twitter appear to show the plane was taxiing when one of its wings sliced through a brick building on the edge of the runway.
Passengers on the plane reported on Twitter that no one had been hurt in the incident.

A spokesman for the airport confirmed the plane had been damaged and said all passengers were being taken off the flight to spend the night in a hotel and that the plane would not be departing.

She could not confirm that there were no injuries.

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Harriet Tolputt, the head of media for Oxfam, was on the flight when the collision occured. She wrote on Twitter: “BA plane crashes into building at J Burg airport. No one injured only the pilot’s pride. Not impressed that first class passengers get off before premium economy during an emergency.”

British Airways said an investigation was underway into the incident.
“A British Airways Boeing 747 was damaged while taxiing at Johannesburg airport,” the airline said it an statement.

“Customers disembarked safely and were looked after by our staff.

“We have launched a full investigation into the incident and are giving our assistance to the independent South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) with the matter.”

The airline confirmed the plane was damaged and passengers were transported and put up in local hotels to await a delayed departure.

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