• Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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FAAN apprehends man trying to gain access into aircraft at take-off point

FAAN apprehends man trying to gain access into aircraft at take-off point

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) on Friday has apprehended a man after trying to gain access to an Air Peace aircraft through the wheel-well.

In a statement sent by the airline, it explained that on Friday morning at exactly 9:10 at the MMA1 Lagos, an Owerri-bound Air Peace aircraft (flight P47252) was taxing towards the threshold for take-off, when a man, in his twenties, emerged from the bush along the runway, and tried to gain access to the aircraft through the wheel-well.

The airline further explained that there was a private jet behind the aircraft. The pilot in command of the private jet informed the Air Peace pilot in command that a young man obviously in his twenties, was trying to force his way into the aircraft.

“The security wing of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), was alerted and the man was accosted and whisked away. He is currently in the regulator’s custody. When interrogated on why he took the action, the man stated that he thought the aircraft was headed overseas.

“We commend FAAN for its timely intervention. The regulator is already investigating the incident.

“Air Peace remains committed to the safety of its customers and will continue to demonstrate this commitment in all aspects of its operations. At Air Peace, safety is at the heart of what we do,” the airline stated.