In Search Of Greener Pasture: Boy Flies From Benin To Lagos By Hiding Inside Airplane Tyre

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A teenager named Daniel Ikehina unbelievably beat airline and airport security at the Benin airport today Saturday August 24th and sneaked into the tyre compartment of a Lagos-bound Arik flight. The boy flew safely with the aircraft which left Benin around 9am today and landed at Murtala Muhammed airport, hidden throughout in the undercarriage. He was immediately arrested by airport security after passengers saw him emerging from the aircraft tyre hole.

Arik spokesman Banji Ola explains what happened:

The management of Arik Air has expressed shock over the incident wondering how the teenager beat the Aviation Security personnel at the Benin Airport to get to the runway.

The pilot of Arik Air flight W3 544, departing Benin Airport for Lagos at 9.00am today 24th August, 2013 reported to the control tower the presence of a strange boy in the bush about 200 – 300 meters at the end of runway 23. 

The control tower told the Captain that they were sending security men to the place to arrest the boy.

As the captain was making his final turn, preparatory for take-off, a cabin crew called his attention to the information by some of the passengers that they saw a boy running towards the airplane.

The First Officer confirmed that they had observed it earlier and alerted the control tower which responded that they have sent the patrol team to arrest the boy.  The Captain again reported to the control tower and was informed that the situation was under control and that he had been cleared for take-off.

On arrival at the domestic wing of MMA, Lagos, a teenage boy, who apparently had sneaked into the aircraft main wheel well jumped out and was arrested by Arik personnel and handed over to FAAN security.

Meanwhile the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) blamed Arik Air for the incident.
FAAN said in a statement:

“Arik Air acted with impunity by not stopping the aircraft to check when the crew and ground personnel’s attention was drawn to an abnormality on the tarmac. This is arrant display of impunity. The aircraft should not have taxied further, but return to the apron until a proper check is carried out on all parts of the aircraft.  FAAN will not tolerate such impunity henceforth from Arik or any airline. Any violation would be met with applicable sanctions.
Wana

Wana

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8 comments

  1. Ikehina Daniel is a Technologist and a Researcher, his name should enter the Guinness Book of Record as the first person who entered Airik plane from Benin to Lagos on the 24th day of August 2013 by 9:00AM. Nigeria should be regarded the first Country ever in the world to have produced a person who travelled by Tyre from Benin To Lagos. Congrat to Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ikehina Daniel is a future Technologist, Researcher and a great Pilot in the nearest future. Nigeria government’s and FAAN should ensure that boy is properly taken care of.

  2. The great Ikehina Daniel is a future Pilot, great Technologist and a good Researcher, if it was to be in the United State America, They will send Ikehina Daniel to the best pilot Institute and train him very well. My question is? What does the Nigeria Government have for this great Researcher, Technologist and future Pilot IKEHINA DANIEL? his name should enter the Guinness Book of Record as the first person who entered Airik plane from Benin to Lagos on the 24th day of August 2013 by 9:00AM. Nigeria should be regarded the first Country ever in the world to have produced a person who travelled by Aeroplane Tyre from Benin To Lagos. Congrat to Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ikehina Daniel is a future Technologist, Researcher and a great Pilot in the nearest future. Nigeria government’s and FAAN should ensure that boy is properly taken care of.

  3. Seriously, Too much of action film, James bond 007 already did the same, Arnold the Governor ot California also did that in the movie, well as the boi don do am like that make them leave am.. No beating oooo e dey tell security personnel say dem nor sabi work well well.. its to tightening the security, best thing to do right now is to give the boi an award plus give him a Good work if he is not schooling.. then… that’s the best way to appreciate,.

    if them beat the boi.. mehn.. the FAAN or FEDERAL GOV sucks crazily..

  4. Two facts about Ikehina Daniels act. 1. It’s so adventurous and brave courage how he successfully achieve that horrendous act. He shout be given an award and trained in militarys school. There is indeed something inborn in that boy. 2. Arik airline authority and the security personnel busy brave removed and sanctioned for such unprofessional conduct. Take it that the boy was Boko Hiram mecinary what would have become of the passengers.? This issue is beyond imagination especially that he beat every one to it.

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