• Two aircraft owned by First Nation Airways on Friday clipped their wings while on the taxiway of the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
  • According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) the wings of the two aircraft hit and got damaged so the flights were aborted and passengers were disembarked.
  • Some of the passengers were refunded their money on request while others rescheduled their flights.
  • First Nation Flight FRN 105 from Abuja with Registration Number,  FND  had wing collision  with parked First Nation Flight scheduled to depart LOS-PHC( Registration number FNE)  which  had 101 passengers seated on board . The wings of both Aircraft touched which caused serious damage to both aircraft, resulting to cancellation of FRN204 PHC and FRN108 to ABV (Abuja).
  • Information gathered from the Pilot, Capt Rhode,  was that he was  being directed by the Marshaller to park at Bay 3 when he heard a crunching sound and applied break but the damage had already been done. The Marshal on duty said he got allocation instructions from Apron.  Mr. Enim, NCAA Airworthiness Inspector, was called and informed about the development. Passengers on both cancelled flights were given refunds while some were rescheduled,” NCAA said in a statement.
  • Source: Thisday

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