Sunday, August 25, 2013

Boy hides in Well of Plane from Benin to Lagos. And Pilot continues flying after notice

I think there is something very wrong with this picture. Even after the pilot knew the boy was possibly in the well of the plane, the pilot still took off, flew the plane and landed. Two obvious issues here. The boy could have died during the short 35 minute flight or the boy might have been strapped. As in, he could have been there to do all aboard great harm. What was the point of continuing the flight? 

Passengers and crew had alerted the pilots that a boy was seen running to the plane as it was taxiing to take off Saturday from southern Benin City, Arik Airline spokesman Ola Adebanji said. The pilots alerted the country's aviation agency, he said.

Despite the possible presence of the boy, the pilots opted to continue with their takeoff, Federal Aviation Agency of Nigeria spokesman Yakubu Dati said.
"Immediately upon the departure of the aircraft, FAAN's security did another sweep of the area and found nothing unusual," Dati said.
When the plane arrived in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, a boy aged 13 or 14 jumped to the ground from the wheel and was detained by Arik personnel, Adebanji said. He said the teenager probably survived because the flight was short and the plane probably didn't rise above 25,000 feet (7,620 meters).

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