TAP Airbus A320neo hit a motorcycle on landing in the Republic of Guinea

Right engine of the aircraft hit the vehicle, killing its two occupants

An unusual accident occurred on Friday, September 2nd, at Conakry International Airport in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Airbus A320neo, registration CS-TVI, from TAP Air Portugal, hit a motorcycle crossing the airport runway at the time of landing, at 23:40.

The two occupants of the motorcycle, who were identified as airport employees, died after the jet’s right engine struck them, according to reports.

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Conakry is the capital of the Republic of Guinea, a small West African country with just over 2 million inhabitants.

The right engine damaged after the hit (Social media)

Flight TP 1492 had taken off at 7:10 pm from Humberto Delgado Airport, in the Portuguese capital, in an estimated journey of around 4 hours.

The A320neo, equipped with CFMI Leap-1A26 engines, was delivered to TAP in April last year. The aircraft was stopped in Conakry this Sunday and the return flight, TP 1493, cancelled.

The country’s authorities are investigating the causes of the accident, which did not injure any of the aircraft’s passengers or crew.