Authorities in the United Kingdom were left flabbergasted after the body of a dead stowaway fell out of a Kenya Airways flight moments before it landed.
The deceased, identified as a Kenyan national, reportedly sneaked into to the plane and hid in the undercarriage.
Kenya Airways on Monday issued a statement confirming the incident but noted the body had no identification.
“On Sunday, June 30, a body of a yet to be identified male stowaway landed in a garden in the Borough of Lambeth, South London, suggesting the Stowaway was hidden in the undercarriage of the aircraft,” the statement read.
The owner of the garden where the man landed immediately called authorities to collect his body.
It was not clear whether he died while still inside the undercarriage or he was killed by the impact of falling from the KQ flight 100.
However, all factors indicated he was well on his way to the grave the moment he decided to hide in the aircraft’s undercarriage.
Once one is in the undercarriage, he is subjected to a number of risk factors, including the possibility of freezing to death or asphyxiating to death due to lack of oxygen.
Plunging to one’s death is also a likelihood once the landing gear is engaged.
KQ clarified no part of the aircraft was damaged in the incident, an indication the deceased was simply looking for a route out of the country.
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