Police and airline officials say a stowaway fell from the landing gear of a jet as it approached London’s Heathrow Airport after a nine-hour flight from Nairobi.
The Metropolitan Police force says the body of an unidentified man was found in a south London garden on Sunday, and it’s believed he fell from a plane.
He has not yet been identified.
Kenya Airways said today that police traced the body to its Nairobi-London flight. A bag, water and food were discovered in the plane’s landing-gear compartment.
Though not common, stowaways have in the past plunged to the streets of London as planes lowered their landing gear.
In September 2012, a 30-year old from Mozambique, Jose Matada, died after falling from the undercarriage of a Heathrow-bound flight from Angola.