An Airbus A320neo belonging to TAP Air Portugal collided with a motorcycle shortly after landing in Conakry (CKY) from Lisbon (LIS). The incident happened on Thursday evening and unfortunately resulted in the death of both of the motorcycle.
Flight TP1492 landed on runway 24 at Ahmed Sékou Touré International Airport in Conakry around 11:40 p.m. While the aircraft was still on the runway, its right engine collided with a motorcycle crossing the runway at the time. The two drivers of the motorbike were unfortunately killed and the driver was reportedly identified as a security guard at the airport.
Although the aircraft’s engine sustained significant damage, no injuries were reported among the passengers and crew on board. The return flight to Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, flight TP1493, was later canceled and the plane remains grounded in Conakry.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Guinea (AGAC) will now open an investigation into the incident, with the support of the airport safety and security service. TAP Air Portugal and the airport expressed their condolences to the families of those involved.
In a statement, TAP Air Portugal said:
“Passengers and crew are doing well. All safety procedures were followed, but even so the accident could not be avoided. TAP is naturally collaborating with local authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to this regrettable situation. »