JUST IN: Aircraft Catches Fire In Lagos

An aircraft belonging to Overland Airways has gone up in flames inside a hanger owned by the airline on Friday afternoon at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM1) Lagos.

The aircraft, an ATR with registration number 5N BPE according to investigation was being powered by the Ground Power Unit when it went up in flames.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN Fire service officers were said to have arrived quickly to put out the fire before it consumed the entire aircraft and others aircraft parked within the vicinity of the hanger.

Though, there has not been any official statement, the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB was said to have commence investigation soon to unravel the cause of the fire.

The information gathered at the scene of the incident (Overland Hanger) was that the aircraft was packed at the Hanger and while powered by the ground power unit the aircraft caught fire.

The Director of Operation, FAAN Captain Rabiu Yadudu and NCAA CPD Terminal head GAT, Mr. Banjo met with Overland Executive Director, Mrs. Aduke Atiba who said she was yet to ascertain the cause of the fire outbreak.

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