Nigeria: No one hurt as two airplanes collide in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two aircraft belonging to Nigeria's private airline Arik Air collided on the tarmac at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in the economic capital city of Lagos Tuesday, forcing the airline to ground the planes.

No one was hurt in the collision that involved two Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.

“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.

“One of the aircraft, 5N-MJP, was 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 jeopardised. We have grounded the two aircraft and are looking into the incident,” airline spokesman Ola Adebanji said.
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20 october 2015 23:42:58

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