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33 Escape Death As Overland Aircraft’s Engine Catches Fire Midair



33 passengers escape death on Wednesday as Overland Aircrafts engine catches fire midair. 

Overland said the incident was due to an unusual high turbine temperature on one of its engines.

33 Passengers Escape Death As Plane Suffers ‘Unusual High Temperature’ In LagosA flight from Ilorin to Lagos operated by Overland airways escaped a fatal crash on Wednesday evening after the plane’s engine caught fire mid-air.

The ATR 42 aircraft, with 33 passengers on board, was en-route Ilorin-Lagos when the plane suddenly developed a major fault.

Overland said the incident was due to an unusual high turbine temperature on one of its engines.

The statement read in part :

“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 7:50pm.

“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.” is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector, and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety, and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. TA