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Wing of British Airways plane apparently clips brick building

By Holly Yan and Elwyn Lopez, CNN
December 23, 2013 -- Updated 1240 GMT (2040 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • British Airways says a plane was damaged but did not detail how
  • The incident took place while the plane was taxiing in Johannesburg, South Africa

(CNN) -- A British Airways plane was damaged while taxiing at a South African airport Sunday, the company said.

A British Airways plane was damaged while taxiing at a South African airport Sunday, the company said. A British Airways plane was damaged while taxiing at a South African airport Sunday, the company said.
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"The 182 customers disembarked safely and there were no reported injuries onboard the aircraft," spokesman Philip Allport said in a statement.

The statement did not detail how the Boeing 747 was damaged in Johannesburg, but photos on social media sites show the right wing of a plane apparently collided into a brick building.

British Airways said it has launched an investigation and is assisting the independent South African Civil Aviation Authority on the case.

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