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Man perched on the wing of an airplane shortly before takeoff

The Nigerian Air Force is trying to find out how and why a man was able to perch on the wing of a plane that was about to take off from Lagos. The individual was seen on one of the wings of the aircraft shortly before taking off from Murtala Muhammed Airport on Friday.

A video recorded by a traveler inside the plane shows passengers panicked to see a man rushing on one of the wings of the aircraft company Azman Air. The pilot reported the presence of the intruder, who was detained, according to a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, spokesman for the federal airport agency Nigeria.

A video recorded by a traveler inside the aircraft shows passengers panicked to see a man run over one of the wings of the Azman Air aircraft. The pilot reported the presence of the intruder, who was taken into custody, according to a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, spokesman for the federal agency for airports in Nigeria.

An investigation has been initiated, according to Ms. Yakubu.

Takeoff from the plane bound for Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria was cleared after “a thorough check” of the aircraft, according to the federal airport agency. A video of this unusual scene, posted on social networks, has been shared by thousands of Internet users.

The identity of the man has not been revealed. His intention remains an enigma.

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