A deported African who goes with the identity Malaysian deportee attempted to crash an Ethiopian airline with over 200 persons on board to the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport,Abuja .The young man in his early thirties , rushed into the plane’s toilet with a lighter and lit a cigarette.
With smoke coming from the direction of the toilet, the emergency alarm of the plane came on, sending the entire passengers into a apprehension ,the man whose body language indicated that all was not well him, rushed to the toilet after a brief conversation with one of the air hostesses.
Addressing newsmen, one of the air hostesses said the suspect requested a cup of coffee but could not wait to be served before rushing to the toilet.
The incident in which many of the passengers termed another form of terrorist attack, caused severe panic in the air as the crew members rushed to the toilet with a fire extinguisher and other gadgets to avert what would have resulted in a plane crash.
When the plane successfully landed at the Abuja international airport, angry passengers invaded the arrival lounge, charging security operatives to ensure the suspect was apprehended and interrogated as his mission was to kill everyone on board the plane.
Security operatives eventually led the suspect away as passengers monitored keenly.
An aviation officer who pleaded anonymity said it was a stupid act to smoke in a plane even when it is written boldly that smoking is highly prohibited.