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Comair jet’s landing gear collapses at Johannesburg airport

Airline to investigate the cause.

The landing gear of a British Airways flight operated by Comair collapsed shortly after touching down at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on Monday, the airline said. No one was injured.

“The flight landed normally and after about four seconds of braking the left landing gear collapsed and the aircraft settled on its left engine,” Comair chief executive officer Erik Venter said by text message. The airline will investigate the cause, he said.

Flight BA6234 from Port Elizabeth “with six crew and 94 passengers on board, was involved in an incident on landing at OR Tambo just after 12pm today,” Airports Company South Africa said on its Twitter account earlier.

The aircraft involved was a Boeing 737-400, data compiled by Bloomberg shows. Comair operates British Airways-branded flights under a franchise agreement.

©2015 Bloomberg News

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