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Overland speaks on burnt aircraft, says it impacted a foreign object


The Management of Overland Airways says the aircraft that was  engulfed in engulfed in fire yesterday was undergoing routine maintenance when it was impacted by a foreign object.

In a statement, the airline said due that impact, fire came out p damaging its aircraft parked in its hangar facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

“In a lone incident this morning, our aircraft asset undergoing routine maintenance
inspection was impacted by a foreign object which led to a fire that damaged aircraft”.

The statement says the aircraft was not in public service when the unfortunate incident occurred, adding that the fire was put under control by a combined safety team of the Overland Airways and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Fire Service.

According to the airline, there was no injury to any personnel, no loss of life and no third-party damage recorded and that ultra-modern Aircraft Hangar was not damaged.

“Once again, we thank all parties in Nigeria and worldwide that have expressed
sympathy over the incident. Indeed we are comforted by your voices as well as
messages and reassured of your continued support”.

“Overland Airways affirms our commitment to safety and excellence at all times”,it added.
Investigating into the cause of the incident is currently on by the relevant aviation agencies.

The airline expressed appreciation for the concern shown by the stakeholders, friends and the general public.

“The Management and Staff of Overland Airways express our deep appreciation to our industry stakeholders, customers, families, friends and the general public, who have expressed deep concern and support over the fire incident that occurred in our premises today. We were inundated with your phone calls, text message and media chats, all too numerous to respond to immediately”.


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