WATCH: Man attempts to travel on wing of local Nigerian plane

2019-07-30 08:42
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This guy really wanted to be a wingman.

Africa News reports that large-scale panic erupted this week when a man attempted to fly on the wing of a plane meant to leave Lagos airport. The man allegedly ran up from a bush as the plane was busy taxiing. The local Nigerian airline, Air Azman, was about to head off to the southeastern Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt when the incident occurred.

Distressed passengers looked on as the man got onto the wing, crawled into the aircraft's engine and allegedly attempted to get access to the cabin of the plane.

A passenger shared his take on the ordeal on Instagram, saying: "Guys this is an emmergency o (sic). For 30 minutes we have been stuck at the runway at MMIA by an unidentified man who ran to the aircraft with a bag. 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.

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"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 37 minutes."

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The man was apprehended and aviation operator, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN released a statement, saying: 

Not a great day for this wingman. 

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