- What could be described as an emergency landing and has struck fear in the minds of passengers is an aircraft engine fire mid-air in Lagos
- Am Wednesday evening, Overland Airways made an emergency landing at Murtala Muhammad International Airport
- Interestingly, the passengers on board were even disembarked safely in the International Wing, as the airline confirmed the sad development < /strong>
A serious aviation accident was averted when an Overland Airways plane made an emergency landing at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, from Ilorin International Airport in Kwara State .
The incident happened on the evening of Wednesday, June 15, when one of the engines caught fire in mid-air as the plane approached the airport, Daily Trust reports.
33 passengers a n Board of the aircraft were safely disembarked in the International Wing.
The airline confirmed the development
Passengers remained calm
< p class="align-left">The Airline confirmed the incident in a statement, noting that passengers remained calm throughout the process.
The airline said:
“Overland Airways would like To inform the general public that its flight OF1188 from Ilorin to Lagos experienced an abnormally high turbine temperature on one of its engines at approximately 19:50 today, Wednesday 15 June 2022.
“This happened in the approach phase of the flight and the aircraft landed very safely as the crew skillfully implemented their standard procedures for such unusual situations.
“Overland Airways applauds the professional interventions of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), who responded very quickly and reassuringly.
“Overland Airways regrets any inconvenience caused to its passengers and assures the traveling public that they have full confidence in the safety of their services and
Drama at Lagos airport, activities suspended, flights diverted due to body found on runway
The international wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos , was temporarily closed in the early hours of May 19 after the mutilated body of a dead man on runway 18R of the Flaggsc hiff airport of the nation.
The identity of the body could not be established.
A Also could not be established whether the deceased was struck down by an airplane taking off or landing on the runway.