The Nigerian authorities on Wednesday launched investigation into claims that a teenager survived 12 hours hidden in the wheel compartment of a plane between Lagos and London.
Sam Adurogboye, spokesperson of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, confirmed the investigation on Wednesday.
The boy, said to be aged 15, was reportedly discovered in the wheel compartment of a Med-View Airline Boeing 747 which made the trip on Saturday.
But speaking to AFP Wednesday, Mr. Adurogboye said the authorities were disturbed by the incident because of its implications for air safety, saying how the teenager survived at an altitude of 32,000 feet (9,754 metre) was a mystery,
“We are looking into the incident to find how it happened and to prevent a recurrence,” he added.
Earlier, Oyibotha Obuke, spokesperson of the airline, had said that it was cooperating with the relevant authorities. Read more