Stowaway falls to death in London after plane wheel ride from South Africa

Stowaway falls to death in London after plane wheel ride from South Africa

Stowaway falls to death in London after plane wheel ride from South Africa

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jun, 2015 | 4:36 pm

A man was found dead after likely plunging from the undercarriage of a plane while another remains in critical condition.

The two men are believed to have been clinging to a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow.

The body was found on Friday morning on the roof of an internet company headquarters in Richmond, in West London, below the flight path of a British Airways plane arriving from the South African capital.

The surviving man, who is believed to be aged 24, was found in the undercarriage of the plane at about 08:20 BST and taken to a west London hospital.

Officers believe they know his identity but are awaiting confirmation

The 9,000 kilometer (5600 mile) flight from Johannesburg to London takes 11 hours.

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