According to report, two Air Peace planes collided at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Thursday, April 20.

One of the aircraft was being towed to position for departure when it hit the other plane, the management of the airline said in a statement.

The two planes were said to be empty at the time of the incident.

The Corporate Communications Manager, Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, said the two aircraft were “only slightly impacted.”

According to him, affected planes have been declared unserviceable to allow a thorough investigation of the accident.

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“At about 6.15am, 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,” Iwarah said.

“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,” he added.

According to him, the airline has revised its flight schedule to cater to the needs of the passengers on the 14 routes the aircraft were scheduled to service.

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“At the moment, everything is working according to plan and our engineers have already begun repair of the aircraft,” he said.

The incident is the second air mishap recorded in 48 hours.

On Tuesday, April 18, an Aero Contractors aircraft was engulfed in smoke shortly after take-off from Port Harcourt en route to Lagos.

 

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