2 passenger planes collide at UK airport, nose hooked under wing

2 passenger planes collide at UK airport, nose hooked under wing

- Two planes have accidentally run into each other at Aberdeen airport in the UK

- One of the airbuses called Longanair was wedged under the nose of Flybe

- The contact made Longanair lift Flybe slightly up but nobody was injured

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Two passenger planes have collided at Aberdeen airport in the UK as one ran under the nose of the other.

Mirror UK reports that one of the planes, the Loganair Embraer 145 regional jet, was already parked when it had a collision with Flybe Bombardier Q40.

The nose of Flybe was hooked under the engine of Loganair jet as it lifted the former into the air. It should, however, be noted that no passenger was on Longair during the incident.

Picture showing how the planes were after the accident. Photo source: Mirror UK
Picture showing how the planes were after the accident. Photo source: Mirror UK
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On the other hand, people on Flybe were in great tension though no one was injured. Following the incident, an air accident investigation has been launched to know what exactly happened.

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"A Loganair Embraer 145 regional jet, parked with no passengers or crew members aboard, was hit by a former Flybe Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which we understand was being prepared for departure after being stored at Aberdeen Airport," a Longanair spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that an aircraft belonging to an aviation firm based in the United Kingdom, Flair Aviation, has been seized by the federal government for operating a commercial flight in Nigeria.

The decision of the Nigerian government was disclosed by the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Sunday, May 17, via his Twitter handle.

The minister revealed that while the aircraft has been impounded, the crew members are being interrogated at the moment.

In other news, the US ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard, has addressed the Nigerian youths who made the Mandela Washington Fellowship, saying it was a very competitive process.

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In the virtual meeting the ambassador had with the fellows, Mary said more than 7,000 Nigerians applied for 56 slots.

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She added that this year’s fellowship is significant because this is the first time the programme will be postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 candidates are also significant because the programme will also be celebrating its 10 years anniversary.

The US embassy said before the fellowship starts proper, they would be engaging them in important virtual programmes to aid their preparation for the fellowship.

Ambassador Mary said that the Nigerians were chosen based on their abilities to bring about change in their communities.

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