Two planes collided at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria’s on Wednesday, raising fear among passengers.
A report monitored on Sahara Reporters by Naija News says an Airbus A330-243 owned by Middle East Airlines with registration number OD-MEA, ran into a Boeing 777 airplane with registration number TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airlines.
Quoting a source, the report said: “The Turkish cargo flight was parked at the tarmac when the MEA airbus ran into it l, ripping off part of the empennage of the aircraft.
“The MEA flight was taxiing when it happened,” the source said.
According to the report, MEA airbus, which had been boarding passengers since 12:00 pm, had to disembark every passenger on board, it quoted another source at the scene of the incident to have said the Middle East Airline and others had been carrying out commercial operations under the disguise of evacuation flights at the Lagos airport.
“These people have been running commercial flights under the disguise of evacuation. They come to this country at least three times a week.
“The MEA and even Turkish Airlines and others have been carrying out commercial operations,” the source added.
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