Two people were killed when a TAP Air Portugal plane hit a motorcycle on the runway of Conakry International Airport in the Guinean capital on Friday evening, according to a new report from the airline on Saturday.
The TAP aircraft struck a motorcycle on which were two people, “killed in this accident”, told AFP a spokesman for the public airline.
“All safety procedures were followed, but it was not possible to avoid the accident,” the Portuguese carrier said in a statement, adding that there were no injuries among passengers and crew. crew members.
The driver of the motorcycle was “a security guard, employee of a company responsible for securing the fence of the airport”, specified for its part the airport Ahmed Sékou Touré in a press release.
An investigation has been opened by the Guinean Civil Aviation Authority “in order to elucidate the causes and responsibilities” of this accident, according to the airport authorities.
TAP said it was “cooperating with local authorities” in this investigation.
TAP’s return flight, which was due to land in the Portuguese capital on Saturday at 05:10 (0410 GMT), has been canceled, according to information published on the website of the Portuguese airport manager (Ana).