Tap Air Portugal: Airbus from Lisbon hits a motorcycle on landing – two dead

The Portuguese airline TAP maintains a dense route network to Africa.

Tap Air Portugal: Airbus from Lisbon hits a motorcycle on landing – two dead

The Portuguese airline TAP maintains a dense route network to Africa. Destinations also include Conakry, the capital of Guinea in West Africa. An Airbus A320 is used on the flight, which is operated several times a week.

On September 2nd, an A320-200neo took off from Lisbon for the four and a half hour evening flight, one hour late. The journey of the flight with the code TP1492 in a southerly direction was initially normal. On the way to Guinea, the countries of Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal were flown over. But on landing, the unusual incident happened.

When the twin-engine jet with the registration CS-TVI touched down at around 11:36 p.m. local time at the Aéroport international Ahmed-Sékou-Tour, it collided with a motorcycle that was crossing the runway in the dark at the same time for reasons that have not yet been clarified.

The motorcycle, which was occupied by two people, was hit by the right engine, which caused considerable material damage. According to the Aviation Herald, both people on the motorcycle died in the collision. The motorcyclist was identified as the head of the security service responsible for protecting airport facilities.

According to media reports, the airport was temporarily closed and the return flight with the abbreviation TP1493 was canceled. The airport tweeted: "The Guinean Civil Aviation Authority (AGAC), with the support of SOGEAC Security Department, is investigating the incident to determine the causes and responsibilities of the parties involved."

Those: https://avherald.com

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