Overland Airways aircraft asset undergoing routine maintenance inspection was on Friday October 12 gutted by fire as a result of an impact by a foreign object which led to fire that damaged aircraft parked the airline’s hangar facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The airline said the aircraft was not in public service when the unfortunate incident occurred.
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.
The airline said it currently investigating the cause of the incident, adding that the relevant aviation agencies will be duly notified.
The management and Staff of Overland Airways have expressed deep appreciation to industry stakeholders, customers, families, friends and the general public, who have expressed deep concern and support over the fire incident that occurred at its premises on Friday.
The airline stated that: “We were inundated with your phone calls, text messages and media chats, all too numerous to respond to immediately. We are very grateful to God Almighty that there was no injury to any personnel, no loss of life and no third-party damage recorded. Also our ultra-modern Aircraft Hangar was not damaged. We are currently investigating the cause of the incident and the relevant aviation agencies will be duly notified. 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”.