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Incident at JNB [BA 744 G-BNLL collides with building]

Incident at JNB [BA 744 G-BNLL collides with building]

Old Dec 22, 13, 4:05 pm
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Incident at JNB [BA 744 G-BNLL collides with building]

Apparently a BA 744 has collided with a building at JNB

https://twitter.com/harriettolputt/s...84728605405184

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I should have said, the wing...

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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:06 pm
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BA B744 wing hits house at JNB extensive damage !

Just been posted on Twitter. Quite some damage at JNB .

https://twitter.com/HarrietTolputt/s...84728605405184
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:10 pm
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Doesn't look like JNB, more UK "style" building. Anyway I haven't seen this part of the JNB airport.

I'm of course very curious of how this could have happened Hopefully only material damage.
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:14 pm
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Im not sure how the h**l this happens !

but hopefully everyone is ok ?

it doesn't look quite so good for the aircraft however.................


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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:14 pm
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Seems it is G-BNLL ''City of Leicester''.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenocitoo/9447753222/
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:15 pm
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Apparently no one injured, guess it was an accident during the taxi
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:15 pm
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Telegraph have it online already.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...g-airport.html
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Moomba View Post
Not impressed that first class passengers get off before premium economy during an emergency.”
Clearly this wasn't an evacuation and was a normal disembarkation, front to back.

Thankfully doesn't look like the building was occupied - or perhaps the lights went off when the aircraft hit it?
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:19 pm
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:35 pm
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Looking at Google Earth, it is maybe a taxi operation to 03L that went wrong. The pilot missed to turn left for take-off.

If so, this was a fully fuelled 747, thank God for only material damage and no fire.
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:35 pm
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Could it be this building I marked?

Google maps

Seems the most likely candidate after looking around the taxiways. Looking at the charts it seems to have been taxiing down Bravo towards 03L but didn't follow Bravo towards Juliet, and instead carried straight on to something which is not a taxiway - hence why there is a building close by.

Glad not more serious.
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Could it be this building I marked?

Google maps

Seems the most likely candidate after looking around the taxiways. Looking at the charts it seems to have been taxiing down Bravo towards 03L but didn't follow Bravo towards Juliet, and instead carried straight on to something which is not a taxiway - hence why there is a building close by.
Think you might be right
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Could it be this building I marked?

Google maps

Seems the most likely candidate after looking around the taxiways. Looking at the charts it seems to have been taxiing down Bravo towards 03L but didn't follow Bravo towards Juliet, and instead carried straight on to something which is not a taxiway - hence why there is a building close by.

Glad not more serious.
Yes that's correct. It's the SAA hanger in the background. That is one of the main taxi ways
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Lobengula View Post
Looking at Google Earth, it is maybe a taxi operation to 03L that went wrong. The pilot missed to turn left for take-off.

If so, this was a fully fuelled 747, thank God for only material damage and no fire.
Just had a look on google maps and I'd go along with what you've posted. Certainly looks like the pilot missed the turn for 03L and just went straight on instead.
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Old Dec 22, 13, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Clearly this wasn't an evacuation and was a normal disembarkation, front to back.

Thankfully doesn't look like the building was occupied - or perhaps the lights went off when the aircraft hit it?
Oxfam workers should be in economy not wasting money
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