Scare in Lagos Airport as Overland Airways allegedly caught fire

Scare in Lagos Airport as Overland Airways allegedly caught fire

Passengers onboard Overland Airways’ flight from Ilorin to Lagos on Wednesday, reportedly had to disembark after the aircraft experienced an unusual high turbine temperature on one of its engines.



Some reports said one of the engines caught fire while in the air, while others said the incident occurred in the approach phase of flight.



The crew implemented standard procedures for such abnormal situations and evacuated the passengers immediately.





In a statement by Overland, it disclosed that on board the aircraft were 33 passengers who disembarked after the aircraft came to a halt on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos runway 18 Right.



The airline said, “No passenger was hurt in any way.”



“Overland Airways salutes the professional interventions of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN); Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA); Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), and the Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria, (AIB-N) which were very prompt and reassuring,” the airline added.



Read Also: 7 die, 5 injured in Kogi auto crash- FRSC



Meanwhile, no fewer than seven persons died and five others were; injured in Kogi auto-head-on-collision crash on Thursday.


Mr. Stephen Dawulung, Kogi Sector Commander, Federal Road Safely Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja



According to the FRSC sector commander, the incident occurred around 4.40 a.m. on Thursday, when a Toyota Hiace bus had; a head-on collision with a DAF Articulated Vehicle at Akpanya near Koton Karfe on Abuja-Lokoja road.



“When the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly and five persons sustained injuries.





“Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene when alerted, were able to assist in evacuating the victims, especially the injured, for medical attention.


“Already the injured were; rushed to Koton Karfe Hospital, where they are being; treated by medical personnel while the corpses are deposited at the mortuary,’’ he said.



Dawulung further stated that the accident was; caused by speed and route violation by either of the affected vehicles.



The FRSC sector commander advised people, especially drivers to; desist from night journeys and speeding while being; cautious enough to maintain their lanes, to avoid road crashes.

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