Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stowaway Dies In Undercarriage Compartment of An Aircraft In MMA, Lagos

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigerian (FAAN), today evacuated the body of a suspected stowaway who died at the undercarriage compartment of an Arik Air aircraft – airbus A345, Reg CS-TFX at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos .

Disclosing this development to newsmen, General Manager, Public Affairs FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati said that the corpse, whose identity was yet to be ascertained, has been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary, following due diligence by the relevant Aviation and Security agencies.

According to him:
 “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is currently reviewing footages of the CCTV system and airside security operations with a view to identifying the gaps and personnel failure, if any, in order to take remedial actions. 
The Authority had intensified efforts at improving security and safety at both land and airside through the installation of high tech screening machines, CCTV surveillance cameras and patrol teams” he stressed.
Mr. Dati further assured all travelling passengers of the authority’s poise of safety of lives and property throughout the nation’s airport

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