33 passengers cheat death as fire guts Overland aircraft’s engine mid-air.


Thirty- three passengers escaped the cold hands of death on Wednesday as an Overland Airways flight OF1188 en route to Lagos from Ilorin experienced an “unusual high turbine temperature” on one of its engines.

The airline in a statement on Thursday, said the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 around, 7:50 pm in the approach phase of the flight.

“Overland Airways wishes to inform the general public that its flight OF1188 from Ilorin to Lagos experienced an unusual high turbine temperature on one of its engines today, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, around 7:50 pm,” the company said.

“This occurred in the approach phase of flight and the aircraft landed very safely as the crew skillfully implemented their standard procedures for such abnormal situations.

“All 33 passengers remained calm through the process and safely disembarked row by row in accordance with post-COVID-19 procedures after the aircraft came to a halt on the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos runway 18 Right. No passenger was hurt in any way.

“Overland Airways salutes the professional interventions of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) which were very prompt and reassuring.

“Overland Airways regrets any inconvenience to its passengers and assures the travelling public of its full commitment to the safety of its services and passengers.”

It would be recalled that In 2018, an aircraft belonging to same airline reportedly caught fire at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

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