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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Two Arik Aircraft collide on ground at MMIA

Two aircraft belonging to Arik Air collided on Tuesday while taxiing on the tarmac of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.The two Boeing 737-800NG aircrafts were grounded by the carrier after they were involved in the ground collision


According to the airline, nobody was hurt in the incident, which occurred at the General Aviation Terminal of the airport.


Arik Air’s spokesperson, Mr. Ola Adebanji, said the incident happened when one of the aircraft was on its way to embark on a scheduled flight.

He said the aircraft’s wing brushed that of another plane belonging to the carrier, adding that the situation was adequately handled by the firm’s team.

Adebanji said in a statement, “Two of our aircraft, Boeing 737-800NG, were this (Tuesday) afternoon involved in a wing-tip brush at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Source: Punch

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