The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was notified by a passenger of the incident on Tuesday 29th April, 2014 at about 0715hrs. Investigators were dispatched to the incident site at Aero Ramp, Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA) General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Ikeja Lagos. All relevant authorities were notified.
On the 29th April, 2014 at about 0640hrs, an Aero Contractors aircraft with registration number 5N-BPT was positioned for flight. While passengers were boarding, a NAHCO Aviance Baggage Loader vehicle with Fleet No. L3-23 driven by a NAHCO personnel rammed into the pressurized area of the lower fuselage section of the cargo compartment on the port side of the aircraft, damaging it and the baggage loader vehicle.
There was no fatality but the unauthorised driver of the baggage loader vehicle sustained serious injuries that resulted in his loss of consciousness and control of the vehicle. The vehicle later stopped at a distance of about 110ft from the incident aircraft. The driver was moved to a private hospital near the airport for initial treatment. Arrangement was made with the hospital for a detailed medical and toxicological examination.
This incident occurred in daylight.