A plane which belongs to Overland Airways caught fire at a Lagos airport today. The plane which was undergoing servicing at the time of the incident, caught fire at one of the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) hangars of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
While it was gathered that there was series of explosion as the plane caught fire at the Lagos airport, however no one was hurt. However eyewitnesses disclosed that the aircraft was badly burnt before the fire service arrived to put the fire out.
Here is a video below;
Overland Airways aircraft consumed by fire while undergoing servicing, today, at the Lagos airport. pic.twitter.com/zvItbIdCMa
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This is coming few months after a Delta Air plane made emergency landing at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos when the pilot of the plane noticed that the left engine of the aircraft caught fire mid air in-flight.
The pilot of the Delta Air flight DL055 (ATL)ETG immediately contacted the control tower at the Lagos Airport to prepare for emergency landing. All emergency aviation officials were immediately contacted and fire fighters placed on standby. After landing successfully, all the passengers aboard were quickly evacuated via the emergency sliding door within few minutes. Although there was no death recorded, however quite a number of crew and passenger casualties were recorded and taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, Air Force Base Clinic and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Medical Centre for speedy medical attention.