TAP plane collides with motorbike on runway, two dead

TAP collides motorbike
By Linsey McNeill
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Two people were killed after a TAP Air Portugal plane collided with a motorbike on landing at an airport in Africa.

The right engine of the Airbus A320neo collided with the bike, which was crossing the runway at the time the plane landed at Guinea’s Conakry airport.

Both riders on the motorbike were killed. The driver is believed to have been a security officer at the airport.

The A320 engine was badly mangled in the crash, and the return flight to Lisbon was cancelled.

The plane remains on the ground at Conakry.

No passengers or crew on flight TP1992 were injured in the incident, according to TAP, and Guinea’s Civil Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the incident.

In a statement, TAP said: “Passengers and crew are all fine. All safety procedures were followed, but even so, it was not possible to avoid the accident. TAP is naturally collaborating with the local authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to this regrettable situation.”

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