|NIGERIA AVIATION MINISTER, PRINCESS STELLA ODUAH|
A commercial aircraft plying the Lagos- Jos route has rammed it’s wing into an air-force C-130 aircraft in Abuja on Saturday 14th of July 2012.The military aircraft was billed to convey students of the two Airforce military institutions located in Jos before the incident happened
Though no casualty was recorded, a joint investigation into immediate cause of the accident has commencedIn a press release by the Nigerian airforce through the Deputy Director of the Directorate of Airforce information , Wing Commander A . Makun it stated that: “ An Arik Airline Boeing 737-700 with registration No 5NMJI on a routine flight to Lagos brushed the wing of a parked Nigerian Air Force C-130 (NAF 917) at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang Jos”.
|AIR MARSHAL MOHAMMED DIKKO UMAR,|
NIGERIA CHIEF OF AIR STAFF
“The incident happened at about 1345hrs today when the Arik aircraft was taxiing at the airport tarmac in preparation for take-off. The tank 1 wing tip of the NAF C-130 was damaged while the wing of the Arik aircraft was dismembered and hung on the NAF aircraft”.
“There was no casualty recorded during the incident, however, the 2 aircraft had to abort their missions. The NAF C-130 was in Jos to airlift students of the Air Force Military School and Air Force Girls Military School . Meanwhile, a joint investigation by the Nigerian Air Force and Arik Airline management has commenced”.
|NIGERIA AIRFORCE C-130|
This will be the second crash occurring after Dana airways crash which claimed the lives of 150 innocent Nigerians as there was an earlier one involving a federal government aircraft. For confirmation click http:PLANE BELLY CRASHED IN NIGERIA AFTER ARIK AIR