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Fire consumes Overland Airways aircraft inside hanger in Lagos


Overland Airways today suffered a huge loss as one of its aircraft went up in flames inside a hanger owned by it this at the Lagos airport.

The aircraft an ATR with registration number 5N BPE according to investigation was being powered by the Ground Power Unit when it went up in flames.
The officials sof the  Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN Fire service arrived quickly to put out the fire before it engulfed the entire aircraft and other aircraft parked within the vicinity of the hanger.
The entire part of the airport area was filled with smoke during the incident.
Part of the aircraft is completely burner especially from the middle to the head.
Though there has not been any official statement, the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB is said to commence investigation soon to unravel the cause of the fire.
The information gathered at the scene of the incident (Overland Hanger)was that the aircraft was packed at the Hanger and while powered by the ground power unit the aircraft caught fire.
The Director of Operation  FAAN Captain Rabiu Yadudu and  NCAA CPD Terminal head GAT Mr. Banjo met with Overland Executive Director Mrs. Aduke Atiba who informed  that she was yet to know the cause of the fire outbreak as she was informed while in the hospital and have to rush to the scene of the incident.
 She promised to get full details after meeting with the managers on ground by 1300hrs.
The fatality was recorded


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