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Airbubba
19th Jul 2019, 19:48
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From the One Mile at a Time blog:

An Azman Air flight this morning from Lagos to Port Harcourt was delayed after the plane gained an extra passenger shortly before takeoff at Murtala Muhammed Airport.

A video shows a man who illegally gained access to the airside jumping on the wing of a Boeing 737 with hand luggage. Allegedly he put his bag into one of the engines, thinking thatís a good place to store it during the flight.

The aircraft was holding short of the runway at the time the incident occurred. As youíd expect, there was commotion in the cabin, and the pilots ended up shutting down the engines, to avoid the man being sucked into one of them.

The man has been arrested following the incident. Allegedly he claimed that he wanted to travel to Ghana, so Iím not sure what exactly his plan was for redirecting the plane to his desired destination.

Hereís the video:



https://youtu.be/uRXsXsF3bK8

lomapaseo
19th Jul 2019, 21:32
was he able to retrieve his luggage from the tailpipe?

Euclideanplane
19th Jul 2019, 21:43
Allegedly he claimed that he wanted to travel to Ghana, so Iím not sure what exactly his plan was for redirecting the plane to his desired destination.

Surely if the F/O opens their side window, they can begin to discuss that part.

jimtherev
19th Jul 2019, 21:46
Surely if the F/O opens their side window, they can begin to discuss that part.
... and take his fare?

pattern_is_full
19th Jul 2019, 21:54
Surely if the F/O opens their side window, they can begin to discuss that part.

Do your F/Os sit in the left-hand seat? ;)

pattern_is_full
19th Jul 2019, 21:57
Hey, if it works on a jitney's running board, why not on an airplane wing. ;)

fox niner
20th Jul 2019, 01:16
Well, since he was on the wing, he probably was going to push and pull the ailerons downward/upward. In this way he would be able to steer the plane to Ghana.

Takwis
20th Jul 2019, 03:22
was he able to retrieve his luggage from the tailpipe?

No, unfortunately, it was mishandled, and ended up in Guam.

ehwatezedoing
20th Jul 2019, 07:48
All jokes aside this level of ignorance, lack of education is astonishing! Unless of course he just escaped from a psychiatric yard.


Did he really expected to ride it like a moped!?

Selfloading
20th Jul 2019, 07:53
Michael O'Leary is furious his new product has been leaked to the media.

Rolercoaster79
20th Jul 2019, 08:41
Well, since he was on the wing, he probably was going to push and pull the ailerons downward/upward. In this way he would be able to steer the plane to Ghana.

This seems universe away in that head 😂😂😂

HEATHROW DIRECTOR
20th Jul 2019, 08:51
Cleared for immediate take off..

treadigraph
20th Jul 2019, 09:44
A wing and hasn't a prayer...

BluSdUp
20th Jul 2019, 10:24
Old concept!
People Express in the 1980s.
Just board then pay when you find a free seat.
I did Bruxcelles to New York in 1986.
Mind You we were allowed to use the main enterance.
Ahh
Now I recall: it was a 747 , so naturally the wing was to high for last minute " Runners".
Silly me.

I sometimes ask the Gate agent : " Is boarding complete or do we have any Runners? "
My concept of Runners is of-course towards the Gate, not the Holding Point!

Something New every day.

PS!
A quick improvised Speedbrake Test could solve this problem.

You All have fun now.
Regars
Cpt B

Union Jack
20th Jul 2019, 10:43
I'm guessing that the in-flight movie would be "Gone with the Wind""......

Jack

ACMS
20th Jul 2019, 11:53
Is this a wind up?

If this video timeline is correct he’s only just jumped up onto the Engine as the Aircraft is stopped............if it’s supposed to be Engines running at the holding point why are all the pax standing up as well at that instant? The lady pax standing up nearest the camera isn’t even looking out the window......

Are they sure it wasn’t before they started Engines and moved from the bay?

double_barrel
20th Jul 2019, 12:34
if itís supposed to be Engines running at the holding point why are all the pax standing up as well at that instant?

This is Nigeria.... I find it completely believable that everyone leapt up and started yelling at each other.

Sailvi767
20th Jul 2019, 12:40
The slats are down.

MPN11
20th Jul 2019, 16:58
All jokes aside this level of ignorance, lack of education is astonishing! Unless of course he just escaped from a psychiatric yard.


Did he really expected to ride it like a moped!?
Some people from less-developed countries donít quite understand how it all works. Which is understandable, to a degree, and why dead bodies occasionally fall on West London when the gear is lowered for landing at Heathrow.

Oakape
21st Jul 2019, 01:15
Something strange about this. I don’t see how someone can climb from the ground up onto the engine. The gear is further back & there isn’t any hand or footholds to assist. Maybe he went out the overwing exit before the bit shown in the video. That may explain why everyone was out of their seats.

ACMS
21st Jul 2019, 03:39
Something strange about this. I donít see how someone can climb from the ground up onto the engine. The gear is further back & there isnít any hand or footholds to assist. Maybe he went out the overwing exit before the bit shown in the video. That may explain why everyone was out of their seats.


I agree.........doesnít look right.....even a 737 is hard to climb the Engine...

pattern_is_full
21st Jul 2019, 06:34
Something strange about this. I donít see how someone can climb from the ground up onto the engine. The gear is further back & there isnít any hand or footholds to assist.

Sure there is - and it shown being used as a foothold at the very start of the original video.

It is the vortex generator fin on the engine nacelle. Given the very-low-slung 737 engines (remember they are so low they have to be flat on the bottom for ground clearance!) that fin is about 2.5m/8 feet above the ground.

Not that hard for a strong healthy youth (who can jump a metre, and chin their body weight on a bar) to jump high enough to grab that fin, pull up their body weight, swing a knee onto the fin, and proceed from there.

Those of us living in the U.S. are well-aware that our basketball players quite often can jump to reach, and pull themselves up by, a basketball-net rim 3.05 meters above ground. And many of the best are of African descent.

https://www.basketballworkouttips.com/how-55-player-trained-to-dunk-basketball/ (https://www.basketballworkouttips.com/how-55-player-trained-to-dunk-basketball/)

Capt Quentin McHale
21st Jul 2019, 21:50
Oakape,

There is also an oil tank access panel below and slightly aft of the fan cowl chine thereby offering an extra hand/foothold.

Rgds Mchale.

bunk exceeder
21st Jul 2019, 22:05
Itís the old Twilight Zone technique. The film, not the TV show, John Lithgow bit. Suitcase in the engine for safekeeping is a master stroke though. Copy cats need not apply.

Carbon Bootprint
22nd Jul 2019, 23:38
Itís the old Twilight Zone technique. The film, not the TV show, John Lithgow bit. Suitcase in the engine for safekeeping is a master stroke though. Copy cats need not apply.
Sorry for the thread drift, but the Lithgow scene in the movie was actually a remake of one of the TV episodes -- which happened to feature William Shatner long before Star Trek. I believe both are called "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet."

bunk exceeder
23rd Jul 2019, 00:12
Quite right. I forgot that. Those are flip flops though, arenít they?

The Bartender
23rd Jul 2019, 15:12
It is the vortex generator fin on the engine nacelle. Given the very-low-slung 737 engines (remember they are so low they have to be flat on the bottom for ground clearance!) that fin is about 2.5m/8 feet above the ground.



Yeah, no, that fin is nowhere near 2.5 meters above ground. More like 1.8 meters...

Chugalug2
23rd Jul 2019, 15:25
He may have heard that they are auditioning for a remake of Flying Down To Rio :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKvVV5orMBM

Nil by mouth
23rd Jul 2019, 23:15
He seems to be obeying the "No Step" area.

neilki
24th Jul 2019, 00:59
and the winner of the 2019 Darwin Awards goes to.....