In a statement released this morning, TAP states that “flight TP1492 had an accident on landing at Guinea-Conakry airport, when a motorcycle tried to cross the runway at that moment, and the occupant of the vehicle lost his life”.
According to the company, “all safety procedures were complied with, but even so, it was not possible to avoid the aforementioned accident”
“TAP is naturally collaborating with the local authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to this unfortunate situation”, he says, regretting “deeply what happened” and offering “his heartfelt condolences to the family of the fatal victim”.
The accident occurred at 23:40 (local time) on Friday, when “the flight TP1492 of the TAP Portugal company, originating in Lisbon, hit two individuals who were circulating on a motorbike on the landing strip”.
The driver identified was a security agent, an employee of a company in charge of protecting the airport facilities.