It was discovered that a body of a man was in the undercarriage a plane carrying from Gambia and Britain.
Unidentified remains of a black man were found in the wheel bay on a Tui Airways jet. This British charter airline had flown from Gambia’s capital, Banjul, to London’s Gatwick Airport. A Gambia government spokesperson said Tuesday.
According to Sussex Police, the body was found at Gatwick on December 7, around 4 a.m.
The force released a statement saying that they were called by police after a body was discovered under the aircraft’s wing at Gatwick Airport. It had arrived from Gambia at around 4am on December 7.
“Officers are conducting an investigation and a report will soon be prepared for the HM Coroner.”
Tui stated that it wouldn’t comment on the incident as it was being investigated by the police.
This is not the first instance of bodies belonging to stowaways being found on planes.
The body was discovered by Dutch authorities at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in 2015.
In 2019, , a stowaway was reportedly thrown from a Heathrow flight and landed right next to a sunbather in Clapham (south London ).
According to Kenya Airways, the body was found under the seat of a Kenya Airways flight leaving Nairobi.
After an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, three stowaways were discovered alive in November on a ship’s steering wheel in Canary Islands.