Home / news / AIB launches investigation into collision of 2 planes at Lagos airport
download (1)

AIB launches investigation into collision of 2 planes at Lagos airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says no injury or fatality was recorded by passengers on the collided aircrafts at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Mr Tunji Oketunbi, General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB disclosed in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

According to him, AIB has been notified and has commenced investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A330-243 with the Nationality registration Marks, OD-MEA operated by Middle East Airline, and a Boeing 777 with Nationality and registration Marks, TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airline, which occurred on July 29, 2020 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

“The Turkish cargo aircraft was parked at the international apron when the Middle East airbus was taxing before it ran into it, cutting through the tail cone and damaged part of the right horizontal stabilizer of the Turkish aircraft.

“All passengers on the Middle East Airline had to disembark with no injury or fatality,” he said.

Oketunbi said that the Bureau will appreciate that the public and press do not pre-empt the cause of the serious incident until a formal report is issued.

Similarly, SP Alabi Joseph, the PPRO Airport Police Command, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was no injury or casualties recorded.

Joseph said that the two aircraft had been parked for proper check and observation before they fly.

He said that the incident occurred on July 29 at about 5:30pm at the MMIA Lagos.

Joseph said that the Middle East Airline, which came to evaquate some Indian nationals, was about taking off and one side of the wing mistakenly brushed the stationed Turkish Aircraft.

“I also want to state categorically that, airlines coming to and fro MMIA in Lagos were not on commercial basis.

“They have been conducting evacuation since ban on commercial flights was ordered,” he said.

About GIR

Check Also

168889621

Presidential, local elections start in Iran at 07:00

According to official statistics, 59,310,307 Iranians can cast votes in the presidential election with over 1.3 …

China_Space_Station_66445

Chinese crewed spaceship docks with new space station

Chinese astronauts, from left, Tang Hongbo, Liu Boming, and Nie Haisheng wave as they prepare …

ca

U.S. bishops to discuss whether Biden, Catholic politicians should get Communion if they support abortion rights

Whether in Washington, D.C., Delaware, or overseas, one thing is consistent for President Biden—he always …

hong-kong-apple-daily

Hong Kong police raid Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper as China’s crackdown continues

Hong Kong — Hong Kong police arrested the chief editor and four executives of pro-democracy newspaper …

i

Israel hits Gaza with airstrikes after Hamas fires incendiary balloons

Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended …

ib

Uneasy calm in Ibarapa land over Saturday attack on Igangan community

Uneasy calm, on Monday, pervaded the atmosphere in some parts of Igangan Community in Oyo …

re

House of Reps fumes, summons Lai Mohammed over Twitter ban

“The House of Representatives recognises that Twitter, like other social media networks, is an important …

ka

Kaduna University suspends undergraduate academic activities indefinitely

KASU Registrar, Mr Samuel Manshop, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna. Manshop, who did …

i

Nigeria’s top Army chief Attahiru dies in plane crash

Attahiru was appointed Chief of Army Staff only four months ago. Nigeria’s Chief of Army …

6084adba3f0560001881be4d

Ex-cop facing murder charges in death of Rayshard Brooks wants back on the force

Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe was fired the day after he fatally shot Rayshard …