Two airplanes belonging to Air Peace Limited have collided at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos state, The Sun reports.
According to the report, the incident occurred on Thursday, April 20 while one of the planes was trying to manoeuvre its way out at the apron wing of the local terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM2) Ikeja, Lagos.
The incident has been confirmed by Air Peace spokesman, Chris Iwarah who told journalists that the airline has stopped the affected aircraft from flying.
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.”
“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” .