Two Arik Air planes on Tuesday “brushed” each other while maneuvering out of the apron at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Vanguard reports.
As a result, the two planes had their wing tips damaged and have been grounded to allow further investigations into the cause of the occurrence.
Arik Air spokesman, Adebanji Ola, said in a statement:
Two of our aircraft, Boeing 737-800NG were this afternoon (yesterday) involved in a wing-tip brush at the General Aviation Terminal, GAT, of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
One of the aircraft, 5N-MJP, was marshalled out of the ramp for a scheduled flight, when its wing brushed that of another aircraft, 5N-MJQ, parked on the ramp.
There were no incidences as the safety of passengers was not jeopardized. We have grounded the two aircraft and are looking into the incident.