A truck belonging to Skyway Aviation Handling company Plc (SAHCO), on Sunday, collided with a Max Air aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja
The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday.
Harrietta Yakubu, Spokeperson of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the development to Reporters on Monday.
The SAHCO truck had a brush with Max Aircraft,’’ she said via a text message”
The truck was reportedly on course to provide services when it collided with the aircraft, causing damage to the vehicle and aircraft,
It is not immediately clear if passengers were on board the aircraft when the incident occurred.
A similar incident happened in 2015 at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos- two aircraft belonging to FirstNation Airways collided at the second terminal of the airport.
About 250 passengers were on the board during the incident.
One aircraft was taxing from the runway to MMA2 to disengage the passengers while the other the aircraft was preparing to off to port-Harcourt from the same terminal.
Following the incident, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) grounded both aircraft immediately while the airline asked passengers to disembark.
Ticket for the Port-Harcourt bound passengers were also refunded.
Source: the Cable