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Air Portugal Engine Kills 2 Motorcycle Riders

An Airbus A320neo belonging to TAP Air Portugal collided with a motorcycle shortly after landing in Conakry from Lisbon. The incident took place on the night of Friday, September 2nd, and sadly resulted in the deaths of the motorcycle’s two riders.

Flight TP1492 landed on runway 24 at Conakry’s Ahmed Sékou Touré International Airport at around 23:40 on the night of September 2nd. While the aircraft was still on the runway, its right engine collided with a motorcycle that was crossing the runway at that time. Both riders on the motorcycle were unfortunately killed, and the driver is believed to have been identified as a security officer at the airport.

Beyond the victims outside the aircraft, the aircraft’s engine suffered significant damage. Meanwhile, there were no reported injuries among the passengers and crew onboard.

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 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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