Fire guts Overland aircraft, hangar at Lagos Airport


An aircraft belonging to Overland Airways was burnt following a fire outbreak at the airline’s hangar on Friday.

According to reports, the aircraft was parked at the hangar located in the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja when the fire started.

A video footage of the fire seen showed the hangar engulfed in flame while the firefighters battled to put off the fire.

According to an incident report cited, the aircraft was parked at the Hanger and while being powered by the ground power unit, the aircraft caught fire.

The Director of Operation, FAAN Captain Rabiu Yadudu, met with Overland Executive Director, Aduke Atiba, who informed him that she is yet to know the cause of the fire outbreak as she learnt about the incident while in the hospital and had to rush to the scene. She promised to get full details after meeting with the managers on ground by 1300hrs.