Religion is seriously becoming a problem in the world.
Azman airline aircraft in Nigeria had to make an emergency landing yesterday after a passenger started a fire midair inside the toilet.
According to Payporte’s CEO, Eyo Bassey, who was one of the passengers on the Lagos to Abuja flight, the pilot had been notified, before takeoff, that a fellow passenger was burning incense in the plane, but the report was disregarded.
However, a few minutes after takeoff, the toilet of the aircraft was engulfed by fire from what the lady was burning and there was pandemonium onboard. What could have been a tragedy was averted after the flight was immediately aborted and the pilot had to turn back to Lagos.
Upon landing, the lady was arrested and the passengers also demanded the arrest of the pilot for ignoring the initial report made by other passengers.
According to Mr. Bassey: “Life should be taken more seriously. Why insist on flying a security compromised aircraft? We landed seven minutes after takeoff. And we were greeted by an ambulance and fire service trucks.”
Why on earth will someone lit incense in an airplane?
To be sincere, I wonder how some people reason. The pilot should be called to order for not heeding to the initial call.