.12 cars damaged
By UCHE USIM
No fewer than 12 exotic cars parked at the diplomatic car park of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos were damaged yesterday when hot air from a wide-body cargo aircraft blew off the roof of a building at the E-wing of the terminal, which in turn fell on the vehicles.
The incident, Daily Sun learnt, occurred at about 7.39p.m and threw the entire terminal into confusion. A staffer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) who was on duty at the terminal said there was a bang at the diplomatic car park at the time the roof fell on the cars, thus forcing some drivers to flee.
The source further said about two people sustained minor injuries, while the debris of shattered windscreens littered the floor. “We heard a loud bang and everyone initially fled. Later, some security personnel stormed the place. Thank God no life was lost. It is shocking. This sort of thing has never happened before,” he said. Also confirming the incident, the Spokesman of FAAN, Yakubu Dati told Daily Sun on phone that: “There was a minor incident at the MMIA.
But there is no such thing that an airplane ran into cars. I am still trying to get the real details but I think it has to do with the wind from the aircraft that blew off the roof. I’m still trying to get the real details but I think it has to do with the wind from the aircraft that blew off the roof which later hit some cars,” he noted.