A major calamity was avoided on Friday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos when a Turkish Airline plane and a Max Air plane collided on the tarmac.
According to a Vanguard report, the Max Air plane is said to have been bringing pilgrims back from Saudi Arabia.
Sources say the Turkish Airplane had landed safely but was taxing to stop at the apron, when its wing collided with that of Max Air plane.
The collision resulted in minor damages to both airplanes and they have been taken away for repairs.
When contacted, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke, spokesman for Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed the incident. He said damages to the aircrafts involved in the collision are minor and that both planes have been taken away for repairs.
It will be recalled that there was a similar incident last year in Jos, Plateau State when an Arik plane wings brushed an Airforce jet parked at the apron when the plane was taxiing to a stop.
There was no casualty in the incident but only damages to both planes.