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Two Air Peace aircraft collide in Lagos

Two Air Peace airplanes collided on the departure ramp at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos State, early hours of Thursday.

According to report an aircraft with registration sign 5N-BQR did contact the stabiliser of another with registration 5N-BQP while being towed for departure.

Spokesperson of Air Peace Chris Iwarah has confirmed the incident.

He said:“We confirm that at about 6.15am today, the winglet of our B737 aircraft with registration mark 5N-BQR, which was being towed within the very limited space at the ramp of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos to position for departure, had a partial contact with the stabiliser of another of our B737 aircraft with registration mark 5N-BQP.”

“The points of contact of the two aircraft were only slightly impacted, but we took the cautious decision to declare them unserviceable to enable a proper investigation of the incident.

“There were no passengers on the two aircraft involved in the incident. We have also revised our flight schedule to cater to our esteemed guests on the 14 sectors the two aircraft were scheduled to service today.

“At the moment, everything is working according to plan and our engineers have already begun repair of the aircraft.”




Solomon Obende
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