A Georgian man has been found dead after his body was discovered in the wheel well of a plane. The corpse had reportedly been in the wheel well for four days prior to being discovered.
Stowaways are known to conceal themselves inside dangerous compartments in order to get on a flight. Sadly a Georgian man has been found dead after his body was discovered in the wheel well of a plane.
The iFly Airbus A330-300 had completed a flight from Italy to Russia when a maintenance crew noticed blood stains on the struts of the landing gear. An investigation has been launched to determine where and how the 22-year-old male got onto the plane, as only licensed workers have access to the wheel well.
The Investigative Committee noted “According to a preliminary conclusion, the Afro-American man died from freezing. The man was apparently flying without a ticket.” The corpse had reportedly been in the wheel well for four days prior to being discovered. During that time, the plane conducted seven flights.
The fact that the body went undetected for several days is troubling to many people. A commercial pilot, Patrick Smith explained how that could happen, claiming that small cavities and crevices in the landing-gear bays aren’t always visible during standard walk around inspections.