A Nigerian man was arrested outside Lagos after trying to illegally board an Azman Air flight… by grabbing hold of the wing.
A man who climbed onto the wing of a plane as it prepared for takeoff at the airport in Nigeria’s Lagos city has been arrested, authorities said.
The man, who has not been identified, walked towards the aircraft on the runway and was spotted by the pilot, who slowed down and later turned off the engine as the man continued to wander around the aircraft, Azman Air said in a statement.
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.
I get the guy wants to escape Nigeria – who wouldn’t? – but perhaps a safer mode of transport – Uber, bicycle, elephant’s back – would be preferable. Although, to be honest, this is exactly what I plan on doing the day I retire. Whatever gets me out of this town the fastest.