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

(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.”

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Sep 12, 2012 5:49 PM CDT
darwin goes flying!
Sep 12, 2012 12:03 PM CDT
Not to be a jerk, but I hope he died **before** the landing gear extended. If otherwise, then the fear of his final moments was terrible. It's a long way down....
Sep 11, 2012 11:31 PM CDT
Ironic that it happened on 9/11.