GROUND COLLISION: Emirates Airline/HAK Air, MMA Lagos, 6th July, 2015

Interim Statement

  • Report No
    Interim Statement
  • Reg. No
    A6-EWD/ 5N-BOU
  • Operator
    Emirates Airline/Hak Air
  • Aircraft Type
    Boeing 777-200LR/ B737-400
  • Occurence
    Serious Incident
  • Report Date
    Monday, July 6, 2015

 

Lagos, 07 July, 2015: A Boeing 777-200LR belonging to Emirates Airline was on Monday (6th July, 2015) 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 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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