BRITISH AIRWAYS PLANE IN ‘INCIDENT’ AT OR TAMBO

The airline confirmed Monday’s incident at the Johannesburg airport.

British-plane-accident

JOHANNESBURG – British Airways Comair on Monday confirmed one of its planes was involved in an incident at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.

It’s not yet clear what went wrong but the company said the incident happened as the aircraft was landing
from Port Elizabeth.

All passengers and crew on board have been safely disembarked with no reports of any injuries.

British Airways Comair plane was involved in an incident at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on 26 October 2015. Picture: Lina Lekgothwane.

Picture: Lina Lekgothwane. 

Comair says the exact cause of the incident is now being investigated.

ER 24’s Werner Wermak said, “Fortunately no one was injured in this incident. We handed this incident back over to the local services while security services are on the scene. We have since withdrawn from the scene and we are still on standby.”

Meanwhile, Comair says it has launched an investigation into the exact cause of the incident.

Comair CEO Erik Venter says no one was injured in the incident.

“There were six crew [members] and 94 passengers on board, all of whom disembarked without any reported injuries. The passengers have been taken to the terminal building where they are being assessed by Comair staff. Comair and the necessary authorities will be involved in investigating the incident.”

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