Interim Statement on Aircrafts, OD-MEA and TC-LJC
At 17:14 h, MEA572 contacted ATC for departure clearance from the international wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to Beruit Rafic Hariri International Airport (OLBA), Lebanon with 245 persons on board inclusive of 16 flight crew members. The request was to confirm ATC had the flight plan and clearance for FL390 routing via UB731 and exit point “NASTO”, which ATC granted.
At 17:15 h, MEA572 requested push back and start-up which was approved. MEA572 later requested taxi and was instructed to taxi holding point runway 18R.
Report No: MDEA/2020/07/29/INTR/01
Operator: Middle East Airlines/ Turkish Airlines
Reg No: OD-MEA/ TC-LJC
Aircraft Type: Airbus 330-243/Boeing 777Serious Incident
Date Released: July 29, 2021
Status: Interim Statement