Several passengers billed to travel out of the country in the early morning on Friday missed their flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, due to malfunctioning X-ray screening machines.
As part of safety and precautionary measures, passengers are subjected to thorough screening before they are allowed to board flights to prevent anyone getting into the aircraft with incendiary or other dangerous devices.
But on Friday morning, THISDAY learnt that four out of five X-ray screening machines located at the central search of D and E wings malfunctioned, leaving hundreds of passengers to be screened with only one machine.
Most of the travellers affected, THISDAY gathered, were Virgin Atlantic Airways passengers and others on West Coast destinations.
THISDAY, July 28, 2018
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