Intruder tried to climb our aircraft, currently in regulator’s custody… Airpeace

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Airpeace says a young man this morning tried to climb into it wheel well of its Owerri bound flight this morning at exactly 9:10 at the MMA1 Lagos.

A statement by the Communications Manager of the airline, Stanley Oliseh says, “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”.

According to the statement, 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”.  

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