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AIB Commences Investigation on Aircraft Collision Incident in Lagos

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By LOVETH AZODO, Lagos

The Accident Investigation Bureau has started investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A330-243 with the Nationality registration Marks OD-MEA operated by Middle East Airline and a Boeing 777 with Nationality and registration Marks TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airline.

The incident occurred on the 29th July, 2020 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
According to the statement signed by the Bureau’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, Turkish cargo aircraft was parked at the international apron when the Middle East airbus was taxing before it ran into it, cutting through the tail cone and damaged part of the right horizontal stabilizer of the Turkish aircraft.

“All passengers on the Middle East Airline had to disembark with no injury or fatality.”

“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press do not pre-empt the cause of the serious incident until a formal report is issued,” it stated.

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