A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after landing.The flight from Lagos to Abuja was taxiing on the runway when the emergency exit door came away.
Dana Air denied that it was caused by a mechanical fault, and said the door could not fall off “without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it”.
But one passenger said that everyone on board had denied tampering with the door.
Dapo Sanwo, from Lagos, said: “The flight was noisy with vibrations from the floor panel. I noticed the emergency door latch was loose and dangling.”
“When we landed and the plane was taxiing back to the park point, we heard a poof-like explosion, followed by a surge of breeze and noise. It was terrible.”
“The cabin crew tried to say a passenger pulled the hatch which everyone denied. They also tried to get us to stop taking videos or pictures.”