According to a report by The Sun UK, a man believed to be South African fell to his death from a British Airways passenger jet as the plane approached Heathrow airport. The stowaway’s body was found on an office block roof of a retail company along a busy road in Richmond, South West London.
Another man, also believed to be South African, survived the 8,000 mile, 11-hour flight from South Africa to London by holding on to the undercarriage of a British Airways Boeing 747. No one knows how the two men got there.
The second man was taken to hospital and is said to be in stable condition but is yet to talk to the police.
A Scotland Yard police spokesman confirmed the incident, saying;
‘Police were alerted at 8.28am to reports of a suspected stowaway. A man, aged between 25 and 30, has been taken to West London hospital. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity”