The body of a man has been found in the undercarriage of a plane flying from the Gambia to the UK.
A spokesman for the Gambia government said in a statement on Tuesday that the unidentified body of a black man had been found on board a jet operated by TUI Airways, a British airline. operator – flew from the Gambian capital Banjul to London’s Gatwick Airport.
Sussex Police said the body was discovered in Gatwick around 4am on December 7.
In a statement, the force said: “Police were called after the body of a man was found in the underbody of a plane at Gatwick Airport, arriving from Gambia, at around 4am. December 7th.
“Officials are investigating and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.”
A flight from The Gambia to the UK takes an average of 6 hours.
However, this is not the first time – There has been train-following and ship-following in the past.
In 2015, Dutch authorities discovered a body in the landing gear of a plane from Africa at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.
In November, three stowaways were found on the rudder of a ship in the Canary Islands after an 11-day sea voyage from Nigeria.
In 2019, Stowaway is said to have fallen from a Heathrow plane and landed next to sunbathing.
The body was found on the underside of a Kenya Airlines flight departing from Nairobi.