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Electrical spark, cause of blackout at Lagos Airport – FAAN

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By Bisi LAWAL

 

The power outage experienced at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, yesterday was caused by an electrical spark at the terminal.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in a statement by the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, Mrs Obiageli Orah, on Friday, said the spark originated from the ceiling of the E arrival hall.

Orah also stated that the cable short circuit incident occurred at the terminal’s E-Wing at approximately 11:20 a.m.

The statement reads: “On March 7, 2024, at approximately 11:20 hrs, a cable short circuit incident occurred at the E Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos old terminal, resulting in an electrical spark. The spark originated from the ceiling of the E arrival hall.

“In response to the incident and to prevent any further escalation, the power supply to that section of the airport was immediately switched off.

“The engineering department promptly mobilised to identify the source of the spark, and the suspected cable was swiftly cut to stop the power flow.

“The incident lasted for only a few minutes, and normalcy was restored. Airport operations were never disrupted. The safety and security of passengers and staff remain a top priority for Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

“The quick and effective response by our engineering department exemplifies our commitment to maintaining a safe and efficient airport environment.”

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