Suspected male stowaway never made it to Heathrow
The dead body of a suspected male stowaway has been found in the landing gear bay of a British Airways Boeing 747 after it flown from Cape Town to London Heathrow. BA is conducting an investigation into this “very rare and sad event”. It is believed that the body is of a man who had been seen climbing a fence at Cape Town Airport the previous evening and chased by security guards but not found.
“We are liaising with the South African authorities and Cape Town airport after a body was found in the landing gear bay of one of our aircraft,” a spokesman for the airline said. “They are investigating how this incident took place. […] This is a very rare and sad event and our thoughts are with the individual’s family.”