TAP Air plane hits motorbike, kills two

TAP Air plane hits motorcycle, kills two

UPDATE DAY

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”, the plane said. 'AFP a spokesperson for the public airline.

“All safety procedures were followed, but it was not possible to avoid the accident”, had explained the Portuguese carrier in a statement, adding that there were no injuries among the passengers and crew.

The driver of the motorcycle was “a security guard, employee of a company responsible for secure 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 Authority of the aviation “in order to elucidate the causes and responsibilities” of this accident, according to the airport authorities.

TAP has indicated that it is “cooperating with the local authorities” in this investigation.< /p>

TAP's return flight, which was scheduled to land in the Portuguese capital on Saturday at 05:10 (04:10 GMT), has been canceled, according to information published on the website of the Portuguese airport manager (Ana).< /p>