Africa: Turkish, Middle East Airlines in mild collision at Lagos airport


The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was saved from what could have been a major disaster in the industry as two international airlines, Turkish Airlines and Middle Airlines had a mild collision at the airport.

According to, the incident, which occurred late Wednesday led to the grounding of the two aircraft at the airport.

Sources said the incident occurred when Middle East Airlines plane was coming to park on the apron while Turkish Airlines aircraft was taxiing out.

Passengers on Turkish Airlines flight were made to disembark to ascertain the level of damage to the aircraft.

However, it was learnt that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had been notified and would issue a statement on the incident.

There had been numerous ground collision incidents at the Lagos Airport over the years due to limited space at the airside of the airport, as more activities and higher movement of aircraft traffic have surpassed the initial plan of the airport.


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