Man who jump*d on plane du**ng takeoff arrested

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 23 Jul, 2019 10:04 | < 1 min read
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A screen grab of the man who jumped onto a plane as it prepared for takeoff in Lagos. PHOTO | SCREENGRAB
A screen grab of the man who jumped onto a plane as it prepared for takeoff in Lagos. PHOTO | SCREENGRAB

Nigerian authorities have arrested a man who climbed onto the wing of plane as it readied for takeoff in Lagos city.

The pilot was forced to slow down the plane and later turn it off after spotting the man on the wing.

The man, who has not been identified, walked towards the plane on the run and climbed onto the wing.

After the plane stopped, he continued to walk around the plane, Azman Air said in a statement according to CNN.

He then jumped onto a wing of the plane and tried to access the cabin, the airline said. The pilot radioed the tarmac to report the incident, according to the airline.

The incident happened Friday morning at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos.

A video taken by a passenger on the aircraft shows the man moving around the wing of the plane as frightened passengers called on the crew to open the exit doors.

The man has been taken into custody and is being questioned, Nigeria's airport authority said in a statement.

The incident did not delay the flight that was headed to Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Niger Delta, however, passengers and crew members disembarked for another round of security checks, the airline said.