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Man Climbs on Aircraft Wing, Stores Luggage in Engine

Well, it happened again

At the Murtala Muhammed Airport on Friday, a Nigerian man gained illegal access to the tarmac and climbed the wing of a plane as it prepared for takeoff. 

Luckily, the pilot spotted the man in time and turned off the engine. The incident sparked panic among the plane’s passengers because the man seemingly stuffed a hand luggage in the engine. 

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Guys this is an emmergency o. For 30 minutes we have been stuck at the runway at MMIA by an unidentified man who ran to the aircraft with a bag. Security has not showed up and everyone is panicking. I have so many questions to ask but right now I can't even breathe. Pls share this to all relevant authorities. Dear Nigeria!!!!! Update: He has finally been apprehended and we've all disembarked from the flight. FAAN authorities showed up 23minutes into the scene but were scared to approach him. Security eventually shows up after 37mins. ______ How it happened!! So our flight was taxing on the runway and about taking off when this man shows up running towards the moving aircraft from the bush. The pilot and a few passengers spotted him running towards the aircraft and the pilot immediately slowed down and quickly put off the engine. The guy approaches the plane with gloves and starts walking around and under the aircraft holding a bag which he dropped inside the engine. Thanks to the Pilot of the Azman Airline for quickly observing and taking swift action.. I still have a million and one questions to ask cos anything could have gone wrong! Nigeria will work perfectly someday. This I know. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

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Was the man planning to catch a ride, wearing flip flops, on the wing of the aircraft until he gained entry? Or was there something in the bag that could’ve had detrimental results? 

The man has been arrested but how he gained access to the tarmac is yet unclear. Although, he claimed he wanted to travel to Ghana. A flight from Lagos to Ghana can take anywhere from 1 hour nonstop, 3 hours with one stop or 24 hours with long layovers, depending on the airline. 

“Aircraft securities approached the individual, arrested him and he has since been remanded for further interrogation,” wrote a spokesperson for the airline on Twitter.


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Mordor2112 July 22, 2019

This is too absurd even for a comedy movie.