johannesburg - Passengers on a plane of British Airlines on Monday with a fright came after the landing gear of their aircraft during landing was aborted.
The pilot had already warned the 94 passengers on approaching the airport there was a problem with the landing gear, reports the South African newspaper The Independent. He managed to keep the unit on the runway, while cleared one of the wings on the tarmac and caused a shower of sparks. The fire then sprayed the unit with foam.
" It was a great experience ", said one of the passengers. " but not one that I would repeat. "
A spokesman for British Airways the device is not owned by the company, although the domestic flight from Port Elizabeth it flew under the banner of the subsidiary Comair.