Accident at OR Tambo leaves World Cup flights in jeopardy

Bad news incoming from our obviously disgruntled 6000 miles… correspondent in Jo’burg:

Damnit. Finally, it stops bloody raining and now it’s freezing cold. And not only am I still stuck in this godforsaken hole with its ugly mine dumps, extremely thin air and icy mornings, but now I have to file a report on an accident at the airport here which looks set to have huge implications for the World Cup. Is there no end to the bad news?

Anyway, to business. Apparently, a plane landing on the main runway at OR Tambo International hit a “foreign object” and crashed. There was one fatality and possibly some damage to the runway.
At first, it was thought that the object had been dropped from a plane leaving for Europe, but given the lack of bubblewrap involved, I think that’s unlikely.
Details are still sketchy, but I have managed to get a photo from the crash site and I’ll keep you informed.

Seriously, is there any chance of getting me back down to Cape Town anytime soon? This place sucks.

Never mind his whining. It’s understandable. But wow – this looks bad:

Let’s hope they can get this all sorted out quickly before the crowds start arriving for the tournament.

Meanwhile, does anyone want a new rug for a very long room?

6 thoughts on “Accident at OR Tambo leaves World Cup flights in jeopardy

  1. Dude. Anyone can see that it’s Lanseria not ORT. And we don’t have mine dumps anymore. They’ve all been recycled to extract oxygen for the English team.


  2. @ Andrew – Don’t be silly.. It can’t be Lanseria either.. The wind sock has not been stolen. This must be Rand Airport!

  3. Andrew > So that’s a Kulula plane?

    Cameron > Well, it’s certainly not Cape Town because the wind sock hasn’t blown away.

  4. @Cameron – Yeah, its Rand Airport, the tarmac has been stolen.

    @6000 – Yes, they ran out of in-flight snacks and stopped to pick up some biltong.

  5. Andrew > I laughed at that. Giraffe snapsticks would surely last so much longer.

    Helga Hansen > Bu-Dum, Tish!

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