A man whose name is yet to be identified and who on Friday climbed onto the wing of a plane during takeoff at the Lagos airport has been arrested, authorities said.
The incident happened Friday morning at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos.
It was gathered that the man 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.
In a statement by the Airport official of Azman Airline, the man jumped onto a wing of the plane and tried to access the cabin while the pilot radioed the tarmac to report the incident.
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.
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, the airline said.