The pilot informed passengers the “left touchdown gear had damaged off,” in accordance with Warren Mann, who was on BA Flight 6234 when it crash-landed Monday at Tambo Worldwide Airport in Johannesburg.
The aircraft was carrying 94 passengers and 6 crew on the time and none had been injured, in accordance with an announcement from Comair.
“The plane was on the runway for a brief interval performing commonplace touchdown procedures when the crew observed an uncommon vibration which was adopted shortly by the collapse of the left touchdown gear,” Comair mentioned.
The damaged touchdown gear “prompted the aircraft to hit the runway at an angle,” Mann informed Traveller24. “We may see sparks because the left wing and the engines had been scraped throughout the runway. The wing appeared fully damaged off.”
Hearth and rescue crews met the jet on the runway and sprayed the aircraft as passengers escaped on emergency slides.
In line with the airline, the flight had departed Port Elizabeth at 10:35 a.m. native time.
The incident briefly closed the runway and an investigation is ongoing, mentioned the airline.