Stowaway found dead on flight

2010-09-22 07:17

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.


The stowaway was discovered in the wheel well of an Airbus A-330

when it returned to Lagos late on Monday.


“We can confirm that a stowaway was found on our aircraft that

arrived yesterday evening from Johannesburg,” Arik Air spokesperson Ola

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 International Airport in South Africa. Arik operates daily flights between

Lagos and Johannesburg.


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