Man found dead on Lagos-SA flight

2010-09-22 07:35

Lagos - A man was found dead in the undercarriage of an aircraft that flew from Lagos to Johannesburg and back at the weekend, Nigerian aviation and airline officials said on Tuesday.

The stowaway was discovered in the wheel-well of an airbus a-330 when it returned to Lagos late Monday.

"We can confirm that a stowaway was found on our aircraft that arrived yesterday evening from Johannesburg," Arik air spokesperson said.

Nigerian civil aviation authority (NCAA) spokesperson Sam Adurogboyi did not give details simply saying investigations were underway.

It was not immediately clear why the body was not spotted at OR Tambo airport in South Africa.

Arik operates daily flights between Lagos and Johannesburg.