Mid-Air Tension As Lagos-Bound Plane’s Engine Ignites

mid air tension as lagos bound plane's engine ignites
mid air tension as lagos bound plane’s engine ignites

A serious air tragedy was averted when an Overland Airways plane made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, after departing from the Ilorin International Airport in Kwara State.

Wednesday night, as the aircraft approached the airport, one of the engines caught fire in midair.

The international Wing safely unloaded 33 passengers from the aeroplane.

It was discovered that the Pilot-in-Command of the ATR-42 Aircraft had declared a May Day, which in aviation terminology indicates an emergency scenario, while airport officials initiated all emergency procedures while the crew attempted to manoeuvre the aircraft.

In a statement, the airline verified the occurrence and stated that customers stayed composed throughout the ordeal.

“Overland Airways wishes to advise the general public that its aircraft OF1188 from Ilorin to Lagos had an unusually high turbine temperature on one of its engines at around 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

“This occurred during the approach phase of flight, and the aircraft landed quite successfully as a result of the Crew’s deft use of conventional operating protocols for such unexpected situations.

“All 33 passengers stayed calm throughout the operation and exited safely row by row in line with post-COVID-19 protocols when the aircraft came to a stop on runway 18 right at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.” No passenger suffered any injuries.

“Overland Airways commends the fast and comforting professional efforts of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and the Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N).

“Overland Airways regrets any inconvenience this may cause its passengers and assures the travelling public of its unwavering dedication to the safety of its services and customers.”

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