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2 Air Peace Aircraft Collide at MMIA

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Two aircraft belonging to Air Peace collided while trying to manoeuvre their way around the tarmac of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

This is coming less than 48 hours after an Aero Contractor aircraft was engulfed in smoke while trying to land at the Airport.

Chris Iwarah, Air Peace spokesperson told journalists that the collision occurred around 6.15 a.m. when its B737 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQR had “partial contact” with another B737 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQP.

“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,” Mr Iwarah said.

“There were no passengers on the two aircraft involved in the incident. We have also revised our flight schedule to cater to our esteemed guests on the 14 sectors the two aircraft were scheduled to service today.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA) said it has commenced investigations into the incident, which comes two days after an Aero Contractors plane was engulfed in smoke after 20 minutes of taking off from Port Harcourt International Airport.

The development sparked fear among passengers heading to Lagos.