The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have confirmed the arrested an unidentified man who climbed on an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers.
A statement by FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said that the pilot of the aircraft reported the incident and Avsec officials swiftly responded.
“At about 1009 hours, aviation security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria arrested an intruder who was sighted trying to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers.
“The pilot of the Azman aircraft with registration number 5N-HAI departing Lagos to Port Harcourt reported the incident and Avsec officials swiftly responded. The man has been apprehended and is now in Avsec’s custody.”
An unidentified man climbed one of the engines of Azman aircraft today at the Lagos Airport with a bag and passengers said airport security was no where to be found pic.twitter.com/hlm6nMBfw4
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She added that a thorough check was later carried out on the aircraft and authorities have commenced investigations into the incident.
“The aircraft taxied back to the apron for a thorough check and has departed for Port Harcourt afterward.
“The Authority is already investigating the incident.”
Source: Sahara Reports