Nigerian man climbs on aircraft wings as plane readies for takeoff
How many times have we seen in the movies, action stars like Akshay Kumar and Tom Cruise running towards a plane on an airport, chasing the bad guy and they somehow catch it and get on the plane? But this doesn’t happen in real life, right?
However a Nigerian man almost attempeted to do the same thing, though there was no bad guy to catch, this unusual incident included this aforementioned man climbing onto an aircraft’s wing that was ready to take off as he tried to enter the plane’s cabin.
The incident took place with an Azman plane on July 19, 2019, at the domestic section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.
One of the passenger from the plane shared videos from the incident on his Instagram account and gave details of what was happening. He captioned the videos, “Guys this is an emergency. For 30 minutes we have been stuck at the runway at MMIA by an unidentified man who ran to the aircraft with a bag.”
He added, “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.”
He later gave an update, “Dear Nigeria! Update: He has finally been apprehended and we’ve all disembarked from the flight. FAAN authorities showed up 23 minutes into the scene but were scared to approach him. Security eventually shows up after 37mins.”
He added, “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,” finally he wrote.
The man was caught by the airport security and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) later released a statement on their official Twitter account where they identified the man as Usman Adamu. However, the reason behind him taking such an action is still unclear.
FAAN also said, “FAAN views this breach as a serious security concern and has commenced [an] investigation to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of this incident to forestall future occurrence.