Two air planes collide at Lagos International airport

Planes that collided in Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos
Tochi Juliet

There was chaos at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday as two air planes collided raising fear among passengers.

An Airbus A330-243 owned by Middle East Airlines with registration number OD-MEA ran into a Boeing 777 aeroplane with registration number TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airlines.

The Middle East airbus ran into the Turkish cargo flight, which was parked at the international airport apron, according to the Daily Sun.

The Turkish cargo plane was said to be parked at the tarmac when the MEA airbus which was taxiing ran into it.

According to the report, MEA Airbus, which had been boarding passengers since noon, had to disembark every passenger on board.

A source at the scene of the incident 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"

Earlier this week, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, spoke about the efforts of the federal government towards the resumption of international flights in the country.

Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, said talks are currently ongoing between PTF and the Aviation Ministry.

While the Nigerian government gave a green light for the commencement of local flights, the international flight was still restricted.

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