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Monday, 26 August 2013

Amazing! Boy Flies From Benin To Lagos In Arik Aircraft's Wheel

A teenage boy left many speechless as he breached Airport security in Benin when he clinged onto the tyre hold of an Arik Aircraft from Benin to Lagos which had top Edo Governement officials on board.

The Aircraft with registration number, 5N-MJG Flight 44, left Benin Airport at 9am for Lagos and when it landed at the domestic wing of MMA in Lagos, the boy jumped out and was later arrested to know what his mission was.

Here is what the airline’s spokesperson, Banji Ola said about the incident below;



The management of Arik Air has expressed shock over the incident wondering how the teenager beat the Aviation Security personnel at the Benin Airport to get to the runway.

The pilot of Arik Air flight W3 544, departing Benin Airport for Lagos at 9.00am today 24th August, 2013 reported to the control tower the presence of a strange boy in the bush about 200 – 300 meters at the end of runway 23.

The control tower told the Captain that they were sending security men to the place to arrest the boy.

As the captain was making his final turn, preparatory for take-off, a cabin crew called his attention to the information by some of the passengers that they saw a boy running towards the airplane.  The First Officer confirmed that they had observed it earlier and alerted the control tower which responded that they have sent the patrol team to arrest the boy.

The Captain again reported to the control tower and was informed that the situation was under control and that he had been cleared for take-off. On arrival at the domestic wing of MMA, Lagos, a teenage boy, who apparently had sneaked into the aircraft main wheel well jumped out and was arrested by Arik personnel and handed over to FAAN security.

The management of Arik Air has expressed shock over the incident wondering how the teenager beat the Aviation Security personnel at the Benin Airport to get to the runway.

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