Friday, October 25, 2013
Two planes collide at Lagos airport
International Airport, Lagos, involving a Turkish Airline aircraft and
a Max Air plane. The Turkish Airline plane wings collided with that of
Max Air plane which had brought in Pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.
Saturday PUNCHlearnt that the Turkish Airplane had landed safely but
was taxiing to stop at the airport's apron when its wing collided with
that of Max Air.
The collision resulted in minor damages to both airplanes and sources
said they had been taken away for repairs.
An online newspaper said the Spokesman, Nigerian Civil Aviation
Authority, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke, confirmed the incident. He however said
damages to the aircraft belonging to both airlines were minor and that
both planes had been taken away for repairs.
A similar incident occurred last year in Jos, Plateau State, when an
Arik plane wings brushed an Airforce jet parked at the apron when the
plane was taxiing to stop. There was also no casualty in the incident
but only damages to both planes.