A dead stowaway was discovered in the wheel well of KLM Boeing 777 originating from Lagos, Nigeria
As reported by online portal Aviation24.be, the discovery was made on the morning of Monday, 17 April, 2023.
The man, who is suspected to be attempting to travel out of Nigeria by whatever means, was discovered in the wheel well of a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777 (registered PH-BQM).
“The aircraft originated from Lagos, Nigeria. It’s currently unknown how and when the man was able to climb into the aircraft,” Aviation24 repirted; adding that an investigation has been launched.
The extra passenger is believed to have died from hypothermia, the medium stated.
“Occasionally, stowaways are discovered in wheel wells of aircraft. Sometimes they survive, but most of the time it goes wrong, given the sharp drop in temperature.
“On longer flights, temperatures can go down to -50 degrees, impossible to survive,” a spokesperson of the Royal Dutch Marechaussee explained.