Arik Air: Two Planes Collide At Lagos Airport
The wing tips of the planes were damaged and
have been grounded.
Two Arik Air planes reportedly brushed
each other on Monday, October 19, as they
were manoeuvring out of the apron at the
General Aviation Terminal, GAT, of Murtala
Muhammed Airport, Lagos .
The wing tips of the planes were damaged
and have been grounded.
The spokesman for the airline, Mr. Adebanji
Ola , confirmed the accident in a statement.
The statement read: “Two of our aircraft,
Boeing 737-800NG were this afternoon (yesterday)
involved in a wing-tip brush at the General
Aviation Terminal, GAT, of Murtala Muhammed
Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
marshalled out of the ramp for a
scheduled flight, when its wing brushed
that of another aircraft, 5N-MJQ, parked
on the ramp.
“There were no incidences as the safety
of passengers was not jeopardized. We
have grounded the two aircraft and are
looking into the incident.”
Similarly, a recent accident had occurred
at the Murtala Muhammed Airport
Terminal 2, MMA2, where two aircraft
belonging to FirstNation Airways were
involved in a ground collision.