Ibadan-Bound Passengers Escape Death As Plane Catches Fire, Nigeria
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A major air disaster was averted on Friday as one of the engines of an Ibadan-bound Ibadan plane from Abuja allegedly caught fire just before takeoff.

It was learnt that a passenger raised the alarm about the fire.

A statement issued by the office of the Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards said the incident happened as the flight taxied to for takeoff when a passenger on board raised the alarm that there was a fire.

Officials of Overland Air could not be reached for comments as of the time of filing the report.

The Nigerian CIvil Aviation Authority said it regretted the ugly incident of alarm raised by an onboard passenger in a flight involving Overland Air enroute Ibadan from Abuja airport on Friday.

A statement by the authority said the pilots were quick to respond to the situation as they opened the emergency exit and ensured that all passengers on board were evacuated.

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