[BBC News] A body has been found inside a jumbo jet landing at Heathrow Airport.

It is believed the dead man could be a person who was spotted scaling the fence at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday night.   Photo: Wikipedia

It is believed the dead man could be a person who was spotted scaling the fence at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday night. Photo: Wikipedia

The body was discovered in the landing gear bay of a British Airways Boeing 747 after it arrived at the London airport from Cape Town, South Africa.

BA said it was liaising with South African authorities over the discovery, which was made at about 06:25 BST on Thursday.

A spokesman said: “This is a very rare and sad event and our thoughts are with the individual’s family.”

He continued: “We are liaising with the South African authorities and Cape Town airport after a body was found in the landing gear bay of one of our aircraft.

“They are investigating how this incident took place, which involved a Boeing 747 which arrived this morning from Cape Town.”

The death is being treated as non-suspicious.

Inquiries are being made to establish the man’s identity.

Read the full story at BBC News…..


BBC News
23rd August, 2012


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