Flight Delayed After A Man Climbed Onto The Wing To Hitch A Ride

A flight taking off from Lagos, Nigeria, was delayed after passengers on the flight noticed a man climbing onto the wing.



According to the blog One Mile at a Time, the Azman Air flight to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, was holding just short of the runway when a man, who had illegally snuck onto the tarmac, jumped onto the Boeing 737’s wing. He also had carry-on luggage, which he stored in one of the plane’s engines.




A video taken by a passenger on the aircraft shows the man moving around the wing of the plane as frightened passengers called on the crew to open the exit doors.

Flight attendants warned the pilots. The plane was forced to shut down its engines to avoid injuring the stowaway.




The man has been taken into custody and is being questioned, Nigeria’s airport authority said in a statement.

The incident did not delay the flight that was headed to Port Harcourt in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, however, passengers and crew members disembarked for another round of security checks.