Investigation on the collision of the new Airbus underway
14 Oct 2013 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 14 OCT (NAMPA) National carrier Air Namibia has launched an investigation into what led to the collision between their newly-acquired Airbus A330-200 and a South African Airways aircraft.
The incident took place on Friday afternoon at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA), which resulted in slight damages to the wing of the new national aircraft.
Air Namibia's head of Corporate Communications Paulus Nakawa explained in a statement issued on Monday that the accident took place after an aircraft operated by South African Airways collided with the stationary Air Namibia Airbus A330-200, which was parked in its allocated space at the terminal.
The incident is still under investigation to ascertain what exactly led to the collision, he noted.
The Hosea Kutako International Airport does not have defined markings or signage that direct aircraft once they land, and this function is carried out solely by ground marshals employed by the Namibia Airports Company, he added.
Engineers on site assessed the extent of the damage to Air Namibias A330-200, and some temporary repairwork was done, which placed the aircraft immediately back into operation.
The incident did not disrupt scheduled operations, and the aircraft is back in full service, Nakawa indicated.