Foreign flights out of Cape Town to be escorted

Cape Town - All international flights out of Cape Town International Airport after sunset will be escorted before take-off, it was reported on Thursday.

"This means international flights will have a security patrol vehicle driving behind them, with a clear line of sight of the undercarriage," airport spokesperson Deidre Davids told the Cape Times.

She said the security presence on the airport's perimeter fence had also been strengthened.

A man, last seen climbing over the airport fence, was found dead a week ago in a British Airways plane in London. He had apparently run towards a runway where the plane was in its holding position, ready for take-off.

His body had apparently not been identified.
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