Arik Planes Collide At Lagos Airport

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Two aircraft belong to Arik Air were grounded after they collided with each other, causing damages to both aircraft.

Two aircraft o Arik Air, yesterday, collided with each other while manoeuvring out of the apron at the General Aviation Terminal, GAT, of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The two planes reportedly had their wing tips
damaged and have been grounded to allow further investigation into the incident.

In swift reaction to the incident, pokesman of the airline, Mr. Adebanji Ola, said in a statement:

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.

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 jeopardized. We have grounded the two aircraft and are looking into the incident.

According to reports, a similar incidence happened recently at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, MMA2, in Lagos, when there was a ground collision of two aircraft belonging to FirstNation Airways.

Another similar incident also occurred at the airport on July 6, following the collision of two aircraft belonging to Emirates and Hak Air.

Few months ago, a cabin crew member of the same Arik Air was nabbed in London for drug possession.

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