AIB conducts investigation into collision of two aircraft at MMIA

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The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has said that an aircraft belonging Turkish Airline was involved in a collision with a Middle East Airline aircraft at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport on Wednesday, July 29.

In a statement entitled, ‘Draft press release on Turkish Airline and Middle East Airline ground collission occurrence’ spokesman for AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi said: “Accident Investigation Bureau 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 the 29th July, 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 added: The bureau will appreciate that the general public and press do not pre-empt the cause of the serious incident until a formal report is issued.”

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