Man found dead in landing gear of a plane; tragic details revealed

Man found dead in landing gear of a plane; tragic details revealed

Rabat - Moroccan flight stowaway's body found in Casablanca airport.



By Xinhua

Published: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 11:13 AM

Last updated: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 1:25 PM

A stowaway who clung to a flight from Conakry, capital city of Guinea, to Casablanca, Morocco's economic hub, was found dead early Monday at Casablanca Mohammed V airport.
His body was found in the hatchway of the landing gear of a plane of Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM), RAM said in a statement.
The company added that the man of Sub-Saharan origin died as soon as the plane took off.
"His body was discovered at Casablanca airport, during the landing of the plane on Monday," it said, adding that an investigation was opened to clarify the exact circumstances of this tragedy.

The stowaway who snuck into the plane's "wheel-well" where landing gear and wheels are stored between take-off and landing certainly froze to death in mid-air because of the temperatures which could fail to minus 60 degrees Celsius.

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