Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has deployed a team of investigators to determine the circumstances surrounding the serious incident involving a Boeing 777-200LR belonging to Emirates Airline at about 9:30pm on Monday in a ground collision with a domestic airliner, a B737-400 owned by HAK-Air at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
A statement signed by the head of AIB Public Affairs, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, explained that the investigation is 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 got substantial damage.
The Emirates’ flight was aborted and the passengers were evacuated immediately.
The Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Dr. Felix Abali, earlier yesterday inspected the scene of the accident andpromised 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.
The incident happened on Monday when the wing of an Emirates plane tore through a HAK-Air plane parked at the eastern taxi way of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

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