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Photos: British Airways plane clips building

Updated 7:33 AM ET, Mon December 23, 2013
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A British Airways plane was damaged while taxiing at a South African airport Sunday, the company said.
"The 182 customers disembarked safely and there were no reported injuries onboard the aircraft," spokesman Philip Allport said in a statement. Benjamin JZE Lee
The statement did not detail how the Boeing 747 was damaged in Johannesburg, but photos on social media sites showed the right wing of a plane after it apparently collided with a brick building. John Hart
British Airways said it had launched an investigation and is assisting the independent South African Civil Aviation Authority on the case. John Hart