A Global Express aircraft collided with Ibom Air’s aircraft at Execujet, a private jet hanger and apron in Lagos state.
It is unclear if anybody was injured but the accident damaged the nose cone and radar of Ibom Air’s aircraft.
The aircraft was stationery when the incident occurred.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information & Strategy confirmed this in a statement on 15 September.
Comrade Ini Ememobong said the accident happened while Ibom Air’s aircraft was parked at its allotted parking point and the Global Express jet was taxing to its parking point.
He stated that “the pilot and the management of the offending aircraft have earnestly accepted responsibility”.
The commissioner said the State Government had assured that there is no cause for panic, as adequate industry safeguards have been activated in line with global best practices in the aviation sector.
Ememobong noted that the aviation industry is a highly regulated sector that runs on insurance and that the insurers have underwritten the risk and the state plane will be back to use soon.
Read part of the statement below:
STATE AIRCRAFT: ACCIDENT AND RELATED MATTERS
Recently, there was an accident at Execujet, a private jet hanger and apron in Lagos, where a Global Express aircraft hit our parked State aircraft, damaging its nose cone and radar.
The accident happened while our jet was parked at its allotted parking point and the Global Express jet was taxing to its parking point. The pilot and the management of the offending aircraft have earnestly accepted responsibility.