* Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Further updates will be published as they become available.

JOHANNESBURG – A British Airways flight (BA6234) from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg became stuck on the primary runway at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday afternoon.

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Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) spokesperson, Colin Naidoo said, “We don’t know the reasons so far; we are still waiting on the airline to tell us.”

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Naidoo said contrary to speculative reports, the plane did not crash-land.

He said the airport had opened a secondary runway in the interim, and that flights would be delayed by at least 30 minutes.

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According to other emergency services reports, the undercarriage of the Boeing 747 collapsed after landing.

All passengers disembarked safely and were bussed to the airport terminal.

The aircraft was then reportedly towed from the runway towards a hangar.

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No injuries were reported.

It’s advisable to track your flight status by contacting your travel agent, the airline,  or the airport directly.

– eNCA