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Overland Airways plane catches fire at Lagos airport

Overland Airways plane catches fire at Lagos airport

An aircraft  operated by Overland Airways this morning caught fire at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM1), Lagos.

The fire reportedly started at about 10.30 am this morning. A witness said the plane was been serviced when it went up in flames.

Half of the plane was allegedly burnt, while some private jets being repaired were also torched.

Fire-fighters are currently trying to put out the fire.

The spokesperson for Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB), Tunji Oketunbi confirmed the incident.

“Investigators have already gone to the scene. When they come back, we will be in a better position to know what happens”, he said.

Overland operates a fleet of ATR 42 turboprop regional aircraft

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