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AIB investigates Emirates, Hak ground incident

A Boeing 777-200LR belonging to Emirates Airline was yesterday at around 9:30pm (Local Time) involved in a ground collision with a domestic airliner at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos a B737-400 owned by HAK Air.
Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) promptly deployed a team of investigators to determine the circumstances surrounding the serious incident with a view to making make possible safety recommendations.
The aircraft marked A6-EWD was taxiing for a take-off en-route Dubai when its wing tip cut into the B737-400 aircraft parked on the apron of the domestic wing of the airport. While the Emirates aircraft had a little damage on its wing tip the Hak Air B737 sustained substantial damage.
The Emirates flight was aborted and the passengers were evacuated immediately.

The Commissioner/CEO of AIB, Dr Felix Abali earlier today inspected the scene of the occurrence and promised that the investigation shall be handled with speed. “Every incident is a safety issue that must be thoroughly investigated. This will help in preventing accidents and sustain safety in aviation. This investigation will be conducted with speed”, he said.

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