Accident Investigation Bureau releases report of aircraft collision in Lagos

Accident Investigation Bureau releases report of aircraft collision in Lagos

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that no injury or fatality was recorded by passengers on the colluded aircraft which occurred on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

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

Oketunbi further said that, AIB 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.

He stated, “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.

Moreover, DailyTimes learnt that, SP Alabi Joseph, the PPRO Airport Police Command, confirmed to newsmen that no injury or casualties recorded during the collision.

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

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