An Arik Air plane has suffered a major damage barely 24 hours after the airline announced the relocation of its Lagos- Port Harcourt operations to the terminal two of Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA2).
It was gathered that a ground handling equipment belonging to the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) bumped into an Arik Air aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos on Sunday.
In the incident, the left side leading edge of horizontal stabilizer of the aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 with the registration number 5N-MJJ was stepped on at the ramp of MMA2.
Arik Air in a statement by its spokesman, MR. Ola Adebanji said that the management had reported the incident to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Adebanji said this was in line with the standard operating procedure and the airline’s high safety standards.
He added: “Another aircraft was provided immediately for the Port-Harcourt bound passengers. The airline’s engineers later fixed the damaged aircraft which has since returned to service.”