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The pilot of the British Airways jet had been instructed "to take one taxi-way, and they took another one. They took the wrong one," said one aviation authority spokesman.

"It used to be we were worried about terrorism on planes," says San Francisco resident, Alice Marshall, "But it seems to me there are other things going on with airlines that we don't even think about. Who knew that a wing of a plane was even likely to hit a building."

The problem is, that runway they took in Johannesburg was too narrow for the aircraft.

As one passenger told press: "We were just taxiing along and then boom!" one passenger says. It took an hour before passengers could leave the plane and they were not allowed to get their luggage back because a fuel leak stopped them from being able to.

Each was given a room in a hotel.


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