Bush fire outbreak at Owerri Airport

Captain Hamisu Yadudu, Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

A bush fire incident has been reported at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN told PortNews this evening about the incident.

She stated that officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services are presently on ground and fire fighting is in progress.

According to her, incident has not affected flight operations as normal flight operations continue unhindered.

‘’The authority will like to appeal to host communities around airports to please desist from burning bushes around the airports as this act is capable of jeopardizing safety of flight operations because of the prevailing weather condition in the country,’’ she said.

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