FAAN investigates alleged poaching of crew baggage on Vista Jet



By Sade Williams


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has commenced investigations into the case of a burgled aircraft, alleged to have occurred on the night of 12th December, 2017.


The incident was reported to have occurred on a Vista Jet aircraft with Call Sign VJT 584, while taxiing on the night the said date.


A statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu , FAAN’s spokesperson, says a combined team of the Authority’s  Aviation Security Department, Airport Police Command and other relevant security agencies have swung into action to reveal the perpetrators of this act and to prevent future reoccurrence of such.


An online medium, Sahara reporters, had on Saturday, reported that the jet with the registration number 9H-VFA operated by EAN on December 12 2017, was attacked on the runway18R of the airport by unknown bandits when taxiing to the hangar of Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) Ltd.


It was claimed that the jet was arriving from Istanbul between 2110-2130hrs after landing in Lagos.


It was reported that the pilot of the jet, Captain Emma Heering discovered that the rear door of the aircraft was opened while taxiing to the hangar of EAN.


After an investigation, it was discovered that a big black bag belonging to the air hostess, Francesca Louis was missing from the jet.

Yakubu has however assured that the perpetrators of the act would be revealed and brought to book.

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