Turkish Airline Catches Fire,173 Passengers Escape Death At Kano Intl Airport

NO fewer than 173 passengers narrowly cheated death at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Wednesday, when a Turkish Airline plane caught fire while fueling.

It took the prompt intervention of the fire service at the airport to avert what could have been a major disaster.

According to findings, the aircraft, with a sitting capacity of 170 passengers and registration number TC-241, had touched down at the tarmac of the airport from Istanbul, while it caught fire as a result of technical fault in the process of fueling.

The incident occurred at about 11.00 p.m, as airport authorities promptly mobilised staff to tow the aircraft from danger zone.

As of the time of filing this report, the slightly damaged aircraft was still at the tarmac.

Efforts to get views of the Kano office of the Turkish Airline failed, but an employee said “it was God that saved the aircraft from being engulfed by fire.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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