NIGERIA: Two Aircraft Collide at Lagos Airport

A not too good scene was created when an Airbus A330-243 owned by Middle East Airlines with registration number OD-MEA, collided with a Boeing 777 airplane with registration number TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airlines yesterday at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos (MMIA).

According to a source, the Middle East airbus ran into the Turkish cargo flight, which was parked at the international airport.

The Turkish cargo plane was said to be parked at the tarmac when the MEA airbus which was taxiing ran into it.

Details were still sketchy but passengers on Turkish Airlines flight were made to disembark.

However, it was learnt that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had been notified and would issue a statement on the incident.

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