GROUND COLLISION: Emirates Airline/HAK Air, MMA Lagos, 6th July, 2015

Interim Statement

  • Report No
    Interim Statement
  • Reg. No
    A6-EWD/ 5N-BOU
  • Operator
    Emirates Airline/Hak Air
  • Aircraft Type
    Boeing 777-200LR/ B737-400
  • Occurence
    Serious Incident
  • Report Date
    Monday, July 6, 2015


Lagos, 07 July, 2015: A Boeing 777-200LR belonging to Emirates Airline was on Monday (6th July, 2015) at around 9:30pm (Local Time) involved in a ground collision with a domestic airliner at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos a B737-400 owned by HAK Air.

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) promptly deployed a team of investigators to determine the circumstances surrounding the serious incident with a view to making possible safety recommendations. The aircraft marked A6-EWD was taxiing for a take-off en-route Dubai when its wing tip cut into the B737-400 aircraft parked on the apron of the domestic wing of the airport.

While the Emirates aircraft had a little damage on its wing tip the Hak Air B737 sustained substantial damage. The Emirates flight was aborted and the passengers were evacuated immediately.

The Commissioner/CEO of AIB, Dr Felix Abali earlier today inspected the scene of the occurrence and promised that the investigation shall be handled with speed. “Every incident is a safety issue that must be thoroughly investigated. This will help in preventing accidents and sustain safety in aviation. This investigation will be conducted with speed”, he said.

If the download is not working, Right click on the dowload icon and choose 'Save Link/Target as'.

DO YOU WANT TO REPORT an accident?