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Tragedy averted as engine of Lagos-Bound plane with 33 passengers catches fire mid-air

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A pilot of Overland Airways made a profitable touchdown of a distressed plane on the Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday night June 15, after the aircraft’s engine caught hearth mid-air.

 

The aircraft which was flown from Ilorin Worldwide Airport had 33 passengers onboard.

 

The Pilot-in-Command of the plane had declared a Might Day which in aviation parlance implies an emergency state of affairs whereas authorities on the airport had activated all emergency procedures because the crew tried to maneuver the aircraft.

 

The pilot lastly landed the defective ATR plane safely on the worldwide airport’s runway amid a totally ready airport emergency response staff.

 

“Overland Airways needs to tell most of the people that its flight OF1188 from Ilorin to Lagos skilled an uncommon excessive turbine temperature on one among its engines right this moment, Wednesday June 15, 2022 round 7:50pm.

This occurred within the method section of flight and the plane landed very safely because the Crew skillfuly carried out their commonplace procedures for such irregular conditions.

All 33 passengers remained calm by way of the method and safely disembarked row by row in accordance with submit COVID-19 procedures after the Plane got here to a halt on the Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport Lagos runway 18 Proper. No passenger was damage in any method.

Overland Airways salutes the skilled interventions of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Administration Company (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) which have been very immediate and reassuring.

Overland Airways regrets any inconvenience to its passengers and assures the travelling public of its full dedication to security of its providers and passengers.”

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