Stowaway's Body Lands on London Suburb

He was trying to get from Africa to Heathrow Airport

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 11, 2012 5:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – The body of a man who attempted to hide in the landing gear of an airplane headed to Heathrow Airport came crashing down on a residential street in a London suburb, reports the Telegraph. The stowaway likely got on board in North Africa but died during the trip, either because he was crushed by the landing gear or froze to death in the arctic temperatures. His body fell out when the pilot lowered the plane's wheels ahead of landing.

“I just felt sorry for the guy," says one local resident. "Whatever he was trying to escape from must have been horrendous to do that.”

A stowaway's body came crashing down onto a London suburb on Sunday.
A stowaway's body came crashing down onto a London suburb on Sunday.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
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