Saturday, 31 August 2013

Aero passenger causes scare onboard, speaks in tongues In MMA Lagos


Barely one week after a teenage boy, Daniel Ohikena caused a scare at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA, Lagos when he stowed on an Arik Air plane from Benin to Lagos, another scare occurred yesterday at the same airport when a female passenger, whose identity could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, was said to have boarded the plane screamed on top of her voice that she was no longer willing to travel with the plane after boarding the flight.
According to Saturday Mirror investigations, the cabin crew and passengers initially ignored her. But her persistence led to suspicion among the passengers.

The strange behaviour, led to the delay of the Benin-bound aircraft for two hours, as all the passengers were disembarked while the plane was screened again. All the checked-in luggage was also offloaded for proper screening by both Aero and Aviation Security of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.

Nothing suspicious was, however, found on board. Saturday Mirror gathered that the passenger was handed over to security agents by Aviation Security, while the other passengers proceeded on the journey to Benin. According to an airport source, “All passengers were already onboard and the pilot was preparing to embark on the flight before the woman started the strange behaviour onboard.
At first, no one took her seriously, but when the shouting and soliloquy continued, the passengers became apprehensive and ordered the pilot to abort the flight. “The situation was not funny at all. In fact the woman was speaking in a language, which no one understood. But I can tell you authoritatively that all the passengers have been taken to Benin with the same aircraft and they landed in the airport safely.
“This was not the first time such incident would be happening. In fact, it is common among first time travellers, but no one knows the motive behind this act. However, I believe the security agents will do their work and reveal what led to the strange behaviour.”

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