Air Peace grounds two aircraft over ramp incident




By Sade Williams


Air Peace said it has declared two of its aircraft unserviceable after they were involved in a ramp incident at the Murtala Muhammed Airport on Thursday.


Christ Iwarah, the airline’s spokesman said the two aircraft are being checked by their engineers while a proper investigation is being conducted.


“We confirm that at about 6.15am today, the winglet of our B737 aircraft with registration mark 5N-BQR, which was being towed within the very limited space at the ramp of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos to position for departure, had a partial contact with the stabiliser of another of our  B737 aircraft with registration mark 5N-BQP.


“Although the points of contact of the two aircraft were only slightly impacted, we took the cautious decision to declare them unserviceable to enable proper investigation of the incident, checks and repair by our Engineering and Maintenance Department in line with our high safety standards”, he said.


He added that there were no passengers on the two aircraft involved in the incident, saying that the airline has also revised its flight schedule to cater to its esteemed guests on the 14 sectors the two aircraft where they were scheduled to service today (Thursday).


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

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