Suspected Stowaway Falls From Plane - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
A man was recently found dead on a residential neighborhood street in West London. Officials think he was a stowaway, hidden in the landing gear of a plane that departed from North Africa. It is believed that he fell out as the plane was getting ready to land at Heathrow Airport.
Local residents claim that they heard a loud “bang” in the early morning hours. Neighbors saw what looked like a twisted, dead body in the road, along with additional body parts and blood near the area.
If it turns out that the man was a stowaway, a spokesperson from the Civil Aviation Authority claims he would have probably been dead for the entire flight. He would have either been crushed by the wheels or frozen by the extreme temperatures.
Several years ago, a teenager from Charlotte, North Carolina was suspected of sneaking into a plane’s wheel well.
His body was found in Boston, badly mutilated. It is believed that he fell while the plane was in flight.