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Body of Plane Stowaway Falls Into London Garden

News Airports + Flying
by Eben Diskin Jul 2, 2019

A person who snuck on a Kenya Airways flight en route from Kenya to the UK was found dead in a garden in London on Sunday.

The victim, believed to be a man, fell from the landing gear compartment when the aircraft came in to land at London Heathrow, and crashed into a garden in the Clapham neighborhood. It is still unknown if the person died during the flight or because of the fall.

According to a next door neighbor, the body fell violently three feet from a resident while he was sunbathing in his garden.

“I heard a ‘whomp,’” he said to the Press Association. “I went upstairs to look out of a window. At first I thought it was a [homeless person] asleep in the garden. He had all his clothes on and everything. I had a closer look and saw there was blood all over the walls of the garden….I realized immediately that he had fallen. So I went outside and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken. He had been sunbathing and he had landed one metre away from him.”

A plane spotter following the flight saw the body fall from the airplane. According to The Guardian, a bag, water, and food were later discovered in the landing gear compartment, confirming the stowaway theory.

The identity of the victim and their reason for hiding on a flight to London are still unknown.

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