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Fatal Air Crash Avoided, As 33 Passengers Escaped Death

A Lagos bound flight operated by Overland Airways, flying from Ilorin Kwara State, Northcentral Nigeria, avoided a fatal Air Crash, as the plane caught fire mid-air, owing to the heroic and skilful display of Crew members and the Pilot in Command. All 33 passengers escaped death, thereafter.

The four-member flight crew of Overland Airways ATR 42 aircraft, made a successful landing on the Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday evening, after declaring a Mayday.

A Mayday is an international radio distress signal used in the Aviation industry to alert authorities at the airport in emergency situations.

In it’s reaction, the Airline put out this statement;

“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 7:50 pm.

This occurred in the approach phase of flight and the aircraft landed very safely as the Crew skilfully 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 (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 traveling public of its full commitment to the safety of its services and passengers.”
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