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Middle East Airlines Aircraft Damages Turkish Cargo Aircraft In Lagos

Middle East Airlines Aircraft Damages Turkish Cargo Aircraft In Lagos

Airbus A330-243 operated by Middle East Airlines has damaged part of the right horizontal stabilizer of a Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines.
Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says it “has been notified and has commenced investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A330-243 with the Nationality registration Marks OD-MEA operated by Middle East Airline and a Boeing 777 with Nationality and registration Marks TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airline, which occurred on the 29th July, 2020 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.”
The Turkish cargo aircraft was parked at the international apron when the Middle East airbus was taxing before it ran into it, cutting through the tail cone and damaged part of the right horizontal stabilizer of the Turkish aircraft.
All passengers on the Middle East Airline aircraft had to disembark with no injury or fatality.
AIB in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi urged the general public and press not to pre-empt the cause of the serious incident until a formal report is issued.

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