- Firstnation, has attributed the ground incident collision of two of its plane on Friday, July 17, to negligence on the part of marshallers employed by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.
- The carrier, said the collision would have been avoided had the marshallers been ‘diligent to avoid marshalling the aircraft wrongly.”
The airline tasked FAAN to “retrain the marshallers as we understand that the marshallers at MMA2 are deployed by FAAN under an MOU with Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, the operator of MMA2, Ikeja.”
- Firstnation spokesman, Rasheed Yusuff, in a statement on Saturday, July 18, also called on the regulatory authorities to enhance oversight of the marshallers and their authorisation to arrest the growing incidents of aircraft damage on ground.
- Describing the situation as embarrassing, the airlines lamented that ground incident, which it said was avoidable, was making affected carriers to suffer economic losses.
- Just a couple days ago, a similar incident involving Emirate aircraft occurred at the airport.