British Airways plane wing strikes Johannesburg airport building, four injured
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - A British Airways airplane carrying 202 people struck an office building at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport with its wing while taxiing for take-off on Sunday, injuring four, aviation authorities said.
The Boeing 747-400 en route for London Heathrow Airport took a taxiway that was too narrow for it, said South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu on Monday.
"This resulted in the aircraft's right-hand wing impacting the office building," she told AFP.
The control tower "told them to take one taxiway and they took another one. They took a wrong one," said Gwebu.