On 13th February 2018 at about 2251hrs, a schedule flight DAL55, an Airbus A330-223 aircraft with registration N858NW belonging to Delta Air Lines Inc. on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan, departed Lagos, Nigeria, for Atlanta, United States of America with 221 passengers and 13 crew on board.
At about 2252hrs,when the aircraft was climbing out of 1700ft Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL), #1 engine Fire warning came ON. Few seconds after, the crew declared emergency and requested for immediate air return which was approved by the ATC. The aircraft landed at about 2259hrs and stopped on runway 18R.
The Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) reported observing fire on #1 engine and extinguished it. Passengers were evacuated using the emergency slides on the right side of the aircraft. One passenger sustained serious injury while 11 suffered minor injuries.
The incident occurred at night.