This is incredibly sad.
On Thursday, a Boeing 747 took off on the journey from South Africa to London — but little did anyone know that it was carrying at least one extra passenger stowed away.
When the British Airways flight touched down in Heathrow Airport, a man was found clinging to the undercarriage — in critical condition!
Police are waiting on confirmation but think they know the identity of the survivor, who was exposed to extreme cold for the entire 11-hour flight.
Shortly after the plane landed, there was also a body found on the roof of an office building in west London.
Scotland Yard said they’re currently looking for a connection between the plane and the body — which did happen to be directly under the flight path.
Though falling from the plane would explain the man’s death, they are for now classifying it as “unexplained”:
“At this time, there is no evidence to link the death to the discovery of a stowaway in the undercarriage of a plane at Heathrow airport; however, this is one line of enquiry into identifying the deceased and the circumstances of his death.”
Sadly, this would not be the first time a stowaway hiding in the landing gear has fallen to his death in West London. It would be quite puzzling if they found it to not be the case.
Regardless of whether they’re connected, this is extremely sad and our thoughts are with the loved ones affected by this death.
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