Overland aircraft catches fire at MMA Lagos Airport

An aircraft belonging to Overland Airways parked at the domestic wing of the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was on Friday severely damaged by fire .

The ATR aircraft , with registration number: 5N-BPE, was being powered by the Ground Power Unit (GPU) when the incident occurred.

The inferno also spread to other aircraft, causing damages estimated to be worth millions of dollars.

However, there were no casualties as the fire was quickly contained by fire fighters from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA),Mr Sam Adurogboye,said that the regulatory authority had been notified of the incident and was awaiting the airline’s report.

Adurogboye,added that “it was a minor incident and there were no casualties. We are still waiting for more details from the airline.”

The Spokesperson for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr Tunji Oketunbi, said the bureau’s investigators have been deployed to the scene to ascertain what led to the incident.

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