Overland Airways plane damage after a fire erupted during maintenance. The ATR 72-202 suffered substantial damage after a fire erupted while the aircraft was undergoing maintenance at Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria. The aircraft was powered by a ground power unit at the time of the occurrence.
The fire broke outside, on the right side of the fuselage.
Overland aircraft caught fire this morning at MM2. The cause hasnt been confirmed yet but it may have been during a routine maintenance, I've been told. pic.twitter.com/dA54h2YwIR
— Eromo Egbejule (@EromoEgbejule) October 12, 2018
An aircraft belonging to Overland Airways, parked inside Overland Air hangar at the domestic wing of the Muritala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, is currently on fire.
A turboprop aircraft damaged by fire while parked at the airline’s hanger at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
— Daily Post Nigeria (@DailyPostNGR) October 12, 2018
The ATR aircraft, with registration number 5N-BPE, was being powered by the Ground Power Unit when the incident occurred.
However, there were no casualties as the fire was quickly contained by firefighters from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, said that the regulatory authority has been notified of the incident and was awaiting the airline’s report.
“It was a minor incident and there were no casualties. We are still waiting for more details from the airline,” he added.
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Also, the spokesperson for the Accident Investigation Bureau, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, said the bureau’s investigators have been deployed to the scene to ascertain what led to the incident.