FAAN Arrests Man For Attempting To Access Air Peace Aircraft Through Wheel-Well At Lagos Airport
The Federal Airports Authority (FAAN), Aviation Security (AVSEC) has arrested yet to be identified man in his 20s, for attempting to gain access into Air Peace Owerri-bound aircraft flight P47252 through the Where well at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA),Lagos.
According to a statement by the airline’s Media Executive. Stanley Olisa that the incident happened this morning, at exactly 9:10 at the MMA1 Lagos, when the airplane was taxing towards the threshold for takeoff and that a man, in his 20, emerged from the bush along the runway, and tried to gain access to the aircraft through the wheel-well.
According to him, “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, Olisa said is committed to the safety of its customers and would continue to demonstrate this commitment in all aspects of its operations,adding that Air Peace, safety is at the heart of what we do.