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Just in: 2 Air Peace aircraft collide at Lagos airport

Just in: 2 Air Peace aircraft collide at Lagos airport

– The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, April 20

– The company has confirmed the incident through its spokesman Chris Iwarah

– The affected aircraft has been grounded and will not be allowed to fly until it has been repaired

The Sun is reporting that two airplanes belonging to Air Peace Limited have collided at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos state.

According to the report, the incident occurred on Thursday, April 20 while one of the planes was trying to manoeuver its way out at the apron wing of the local terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM2) Ikeja, Lagos.

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The incident has been confirmed by Air Peace spokesman Chris Iwarah who told journalists that the airline has stopped the affected aircraft from flying.

Two Air Peace aircraft collide at Lagos airport

An Air Peace airplane taxiing.

Iwarah 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.”

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“Although the points of contact of the two aircraft were only slightly impacted, we took the cautious decision to declare them unserviceable to enable proper investigation of the incident, checks and repair by our Engineering and Maintenance Department in line with our high safety standards.

“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.”

This comes just about two days after a video went viral of a cabin of an Aero Contractors airplane filled with smoke.

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NAIJ.com gathered that passengers of the Aero Contractors flight traveling between Port Harcourt and Lagos had a frightening experience as one of the plane’s engines allegedly caught fire, causing the cabin to become filled with thick smoke.

A twitter user named Oriaku Okwesilieze, who posted the near death experience online, said the plane started having issues 20 minutes after take-off.

Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of passengers’ experience on the Kaduna-Abuja railway line during the six-week closure of Abuja Airport

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