Tayo Busayo – A middle-aged man was at the weekend found in one of United Nigeria Airlines aircraft, parked at Murtala Mohammed Airport Two (MMA2), Ikeja in Lagos.
The suspected stowaway, who looked unconscious, was found during a preflight inspection of the aircraft, Sunday morning.
Confirming the incident, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Head, Corporate Communications of United Nigeria Airlines, said “during preflight inspection this morning, a stowaway was found in one of our aircrafts parked at MMA2 Ikeja.”
According to Uchegbu, the middle-aged man, suspected to be unconscious, was arrested and taken in for interrogation.
He stated that the aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7.30 pm on September 3, 2022, and was securely parked at the apron, following a post-flight inspection.
“FAAN AVSEC and Bicourtney security services are on ground and investigation has opened into this security breach at MMA2”, he said.
Already, the affected aircraft is being screened and prepared for service in accordance with United Nigeria Airlines’ strict security and operating standards.
“Meanwhile, the development will result in rescheduling of some flights to accommodate the investigations. We regret the delay this incident will cause our esteemed customers whose scheduled flights will be affected. United Nigeria Airlines remains absolutely committed to your safety at all times”, Uchegbu assured.