Carlos Ghosn, a former Nissan CEO, fled Japan on a private jet hidden in a large black box, commonly used to carry audio equipment, with the help of two men, according to people familiar with the investigation. People familiar with the matter said the men’s names matched those provided by private security contractors and flew with Mr. Ghosn to Turkey.
Ghosn took a private jet from Kansai International Airport on Sunday to Istanbul, Turkey, before moving on to Lebanon on another plane.
Earlier, Lebanese media reported that Ghosn was hidden in a cello box and rescued from his home in Japan by a rescue team disguised as a band. But Mr Ghosn’s wife denied the claim, calling it “pure fiction.”
It follows reports that Mr Ghosn, with the help of his wife’s brother and his turkish relationship, organised the escape. Mr. Ghosn said in a statement that such reports were false. Mr Ghosn said he had planned to flee Japan alone. No family members were involved.