Miscellaneous facts. Biker killed after being hit by plane in Guinea


A biker was killed after hitting a TAP Air Portugal plane on the runway as the plane landed at Guinea Conakry airport, the airline said on Saturday.

The crash of flight TP1492, which took off from Lisbon on Friday, occurred when “a motorcycle tried to cross the runway” upon landing, the Portuguese carrier said in a statement.

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“All safety procedures were followed, but it was not possible to avoid the accident,” TAP said, adding that there were no injuries among passengers and crew.

Investigations are underway to determine the causes of the accident.

TAP’s return flight, which was to land this Saturday in the Portuguese capital at 5:10 a.m. (6:10 a.m. French time), has been canceled, according to information from the Portuguese airport manager (Ana).


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