Police and security operatives from JNIA said the Ethiopian Airlines passenger caused destruction to the aircraft parts and flight delay at the Tanzania’s airport.
By Apolinari Tairo (eTN) |
Ethiopian Airlines passenger is under police and security supervision in Tanzania charged of causing chaos, destruction of an aircraft part and disturbance to passengers on board.
The passenger known as Ally Thabit Ally an Oman citizen, had booked a flight on Ethiopian Airlines from Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia last week.
Police and security operatives from the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) said the person, a student in Oman had booked the plane to Addis Ababa and caused destruction to the aircraft parts and flight delay at the Tanzania’s airport.
The person, police said, had booked the flight to Addis Ababa then boarded the plane, but locked himself in the aircraft latrine for several minutes and when the aircraft was taxing on the runway ready to take off, the cabin crew noted an empty seat with a missing passenger on board.
Police and security operatives further said that the shocked crew alerted the pilot of the missing passenger, a situation which forced the pilot to reverse the aircraft to the parking area where airport security stormed into the plane in an effort to search for the missing passenger.
After counting all passengers on board, they found an empty seat, then directed their eyes to the aircraft toilet to find it locked.
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