What would have resulted into a major air disaster was averted on Friday as one of the engines of an Ibadan-bound plane from Abuja allegedly caught fire few minutes before takeoff.
A statement issued by the office of the Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards said the incident happened just as the plane made to takeoff. The statement further disclosed that a passenger on board raised the alarm that there was a fire, throwing other passengers aboard the plane into heavy confusion before the emergency exit door was opened for their evacuation.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has however said in a statement that it regretted the ugly incident which occurred on Friday, but commended the Pilots for their quick response to the alarm raised by one of the passengers.
Source: Daily Post