A 24-year-old unnamed woman was on Thursday night arrested on the Muritala Mohammed Airport 2, Lagos, by safety operatives after inflicting hearth on Azman Flight ZQ 2323 LOS ETD sure for Abuja.
The plane had 135 passengers and 6 crew on board on the time of the incident.
The younger woman was mentioned to have poured sizzling charcoal from a shisha together with her contained in the plane’s rest room, inflicting smoke and minimal hearth to interrupt out because the aeroplane throttled additional into the sky.
The scenario led to panic amongst passengers, who couldn’t comprise their concern and shock.
SaharaReporters gathered that smoke detector alerted the crew to the incident whereas hearth extinguisher was used to assist carry the scenario below management.
The plane was mentioned to have been surrounded by firefighters whereas passengers had been de-boarded.
One passenger, who requested to not named, mentioned, “At first, the plane appeared to have been cleared. “We had been been instructed to attend for boarding.
“Many passengers declined to proceed the journey with similar plane.
“We were told by the officials of the airline that NCAA was still carrying out integrity test on the aircraft. Not yet cleared to fly,” one passenger mentioned.
Director of Client Safety, NCAA, Adamu Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident, defined in an announcement that the passengers had been requested to disembark from the plane after the captain observed a snag on plane with registration quantity 5N-HAI.