How Two Arik Planes Collided in Lagos Airport


Yesterday, 20th October 2015, two Arik planes were reported to have collided at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The two planes brushed each other while maneuvering thereby damaging their wing tips.

Spokesperson of the airline, Adebanji Ola, released a statement about the incident.

“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.”

The two planes have been grounded for further investigations to be carried out.

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  1. Nisgerians una too like investigation wetin una dey investigate 4?? D fact is d two airlines brushd past each other and thrfr damaged its wing tips. Thrfr u guys shld repair d wing tips dts damaged and spare us all ds investigation bullshit n bruhaha or rather d arik coy shld purchase new aircrafts if d brushed ones hv bn shown to jeopardise n put d lives of passengers at risk . investigation indeed.mscheeeeeewwwww