Ground staff, who were on duty at the time, said that the incident occurred whilst the MEA A330-200, registered OD-MEA, was being pushed back from the gate. It remains unknown exactly how it unfolded, but early reports suggest that ground staff turned the A330 too early; thus resulting in the collision with the Turkish B777-300/ER (registered TC-LJC).
🇱🇧 MEA and 🇹🇷 Turkish airlines planes crashed in Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/hSsVtLLzhr— INTELSky (@Intel_Sky) July 29, 2020
Incident at Lagos airport between Middle East Airlines A330 (OD-MEA) flight ME572 to Beirut and a parked Turkish Airlines 777-300ER. MEA’s winglet got clipped while being pushed back by the ground staff. All pax are safe. Photos: Lebanese Plane Spotters: https://t.co/Dj1kdjhYzR pic.twitter.com/ePNsc6U85O— Aeronews (@AeronewsGlobal) July 29, 2020