Overland aircraft bursts into flames at Lagos airport
AN aircraft owned by Overland Airways went up in flames on Friday at the airline’s hangar located at the General Aviation Terminal, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Fire fighters from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) sprung into action to extinguish the fire shortly after the outbreak which happened while the aircraft was being serviced, it was reported.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the aircraft with registration number 5N-BPE was being powered by the Ground Power Unit (GPU) at the time of the occurrence.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it has been notified of the incident and is awaiting report from the airline.
“It was a minor incident and there were no casualties,” added Sam Adurogboye, NCAA’s General Manager, Public Affairs, “We are still waiting for more details from the airline.”
Tunji Oketunbi, spokesperson for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), has also assured that investigators from the bureau have been instructed to confirm the factors that led to the incident.