A man has fallen out of a Kenya Airways flight over London earlier today.
The flight, from Nairobi to London Heathrow was over Clapham when the man fell from the landing gear wells as the aircraft lowered its landing gear.
The Metropolitan Police have announced that a post-mortem is due to be carried out however they are not currently treating the death as suspicious. The police also added that a bag, water and food had all been found in the aircraft’s landing gear bay after it landed.
“The 6,840km (4250-mile) flight takes eight hours and 50 minutes. It is unfortunate that a person has lost his life by stowing aboard one of our aircraft and we express our condolences,” said a spokesman for the airline, adding, “Kenya Airways is working closely with the relevant authorities in Nairobi and London as they fully investigate this case.”
It is not the first time that a stowaway has fallen from an aircraft over London. In both June 2015 a man fell from a British Airways flight from Johannesburg and in August 2012 a man was found to have frozen to death whilst stowing away on a flight from Cape Town
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception