Air Peace grounds two Boeing 737 aircraft over collision in Lagos


Air Peace on Thursday grounded the operations of two of its Boeing 737 aircraft temporarily following a brush between the two aircrafts while one was being towed to position for departure at the ramp of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

Spokesman of the airline, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the aircraft were grounded to carry out thorough checks and repair on them before returning them to the sky.

Iwarah disclosed that the winglet had partial contact with the stabilizer of the other aircraft, adding that passengers were not in any of the aircraft when the incident happened.

He said, “We have also revised our flight schedule to cater for our esteemed guests on the 14 sectors the two aircraft were scheduled to service today.

“At the moment, everything is working according to plan and our engineers have already begun repair of the aircraft”.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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