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Fire outbreak disrupts flight operations at Lagos Airport



The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has diverted flight operations out of Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos State to the D Wing following a fire incident at the facility.

The fire outbreak occured at the E54 Passenger Air Bridge at the domestic wing of the Airport.

Smoke was discovered rising from the E54 Bridge, which prompted electrical experts to shut down power to the airport’s E Wing.

In a statement signed by the spokesman of Federal Airports Authority, Mrs Obiageli Orah said that the fire was immediately put out at 6:41am but all flight operations in Terminal 1 of MMA have been diverted to the D Wing.

Part of the statement reads, “At 05:29 hrs, smoke was detected billowing from the E54 Bridge, leading electrical engineers to immediately cut off power to the entire E Wing.

The Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services (ARFFS) team was quick to respond, arriving at the scene by 05:30 hrs.

Initial suspicions point to sparks from an electrical unit as the cause, but a thorough investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“The incident, which had escalated into a fire, was brought under control by 06:41 hrs.

“Efforts to ventilate the smoke from the building are in progress.

“In the meantime, all flight operations in Terminal 1 of MMA have been diverted to the D Wing.”

This happens barely two days after Dana Aircraft skidded off the runway at the same airport.

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