A body of an unidentified man was found in the landing gear compartment of a plane that had arrived in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport from Lagos, Nigeria.

According to report the body was discovered by the airport technical staff in the KLM airlines plane that arrived in Amsterdam from Lagos on Monday, April 19th.

The victim was reportedly a stowaway and was killed by the low temperatures during the flight.

However, Dutch authorities have launched an investigation into the man’s identity and cause of death after he was discovered inside a wheel arch.

“We are investigating the discovery of a body in the landing gear of an airplane that arrived from Lagos (Nigeria),” , Royal Military Police tweeted on Tuesday, adding that the Schiphol airport police unit and forensic investigators were working on establishing the person’s identity and cause of death,” the statement reads.

A spokesperson for the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, “The man had holed up in the wheel arch of the plane. The low temperatures have presumably been fatal to him during the flight.”


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