The Pilots land safely as Overland aircraft’s engine catches fire midair - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

"Feeding the world with authentic news from the source....."

GOOGLE REVIEW

Review Widget

The Pilots land safely as Overland aircraft’s engine catches fire midair

Share This



A four-member flight crew of Overland Airways on Wednesday evening made a successful landing of a distressed aircraft on the Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos after the plane’s engine caught fire mid-air.

The ATR 42 aircraft, which has 37 passengers on board, was en-route Ilorin – Lagos when the plane suddenly developed a major fault.

The pilots had sent out a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications to the Lagos control tower.
 
The Pilot-in-Command of the distressed plane was reportedly on approach to Lagos when the 1incident happened.

The Lagos airport control tower consequently put the airport emergency response team, including the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s fire services department, on notice, following the distress signal.

The pilot finally landed the faulty plane safely on the international airport’s runway amid a fully prepared airport emergency response team.

The aircraft’s registration number is 5N-BRQ. Overland later issued a statement confirming the incident.

#amebonewshub

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pages