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29th January 2023
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Flight operations resume at Imo State Airport after a fire outbreak

Flight operations resume at Imo State Airport after a fire outbreak
Flight operations resume at Imo State Airport after a fire outbreak

Flight operations have fully resumed at the Imo State Airport known as the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport Owerri, Imo state after a fire outbreak that razed part of the arrival terminal of the Airport.

The ugly incident which occurred on Monday, as seen passengers returned for normal business transactions as they were seen queuing to get their boarding pass, even though the number of passengers was minimal compared to what it used to be before the fire incident.

The Airport Manager, Mrs Rejoice Ndudinachi, said that the cause of the inferno which razed both the departure and arrival section of the Imo State Airport is yet to be ascertained as the investigation is still ongoing.

According to her, flight operations have fully resumed, adding that the fire incident didn’t affect any critical infrastructure or equipment.

She said, “we are following Airport contingency plans to make sure that flight operations resume at the airport and it has resumed. We are sorry for what happened, there was no casualty, the fire department was able to contain the inferno”.

Meanwhile speaking during separate visits to the Imo State Airport, the Governor of the State, Governor Rochas Okorocha and the Governor-elect, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha commended the Airport management for the proactive measure taken to avert what they say could have been a major disaster.

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