Overland Airways says 33 passengers and crew on trouble flight safely landed

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LAGOS: OVERLAND Airways says none of the passengers and the crew on board its aircraft which caught fire before it landed at the international runway (R18R) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos, were hurt.

In a statement, the management of the airline
said that no passenger was hurt, as the 33 persons and crew onboard the aircraft disembarked safely on landing.

The management explained that the aircraft experienced unusual high turbine temperature on one of its engines when it was on approach to land in Lagos, yesterday 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,” said the statement.
LAUDS AVIATION AGENCIES’ QUICK RESPONSE
The management also commended the prompt response of aviation agencies when they were apprised of the incident.
“Overland Airways salutes the professional interventions of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) 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 safety of its services and passengers,” the statement also said.

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