A UK man has described how he was shocked to see a body fall from the sky and land in his garden while he was sunbathing.
A statement from KQ notified Kenyans that
We have been informed by authorities in London that on June 30th at approximately 1541hrs (UK Time) a body of a yet to be identified male stowaway was discovered in South London. The body was traced to the undercarriage of KQ flight 100 that departed from Jomo Kenyatta international Airport (JKIA).
According to reports from Heathrow officials and other agencies, he fell from the landing gear of a jet as it approached Heathrow after a nine-hour flight.
A neighbour said:
‘I heard a “whomp” – I went upstairs to look out of a window. At first I though it was a tramp asleep in the garden. ‘He had all of his clothes on and everything. I had a closer look and saw there was blood all over the walls of the garden. ‘His head was not in a good way. I realised immediately that he had fallen.
‘So I went outside and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken. ‘He had been sunbathing and he landed one metre away from him.’
A bag, water and food were discovered in the plane’s landing-gear compartment. The neighbour added:
‘If it had been two seconds later, he would have landed on the common where there were hundreds of people – my kids were in the garden 15 minutes before [he fell]. ‘I spoke to Heathrow. They said this happens once every five years.’
In a statement, the Met Police said:
‘Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service. ‘The body of a person, believed to be a man (age unknown) was found. ‘A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course. Police are working to establish the man’s identity. ‘A crime scene was put in place but has since been closed.’
We’re working to establish the ID of a man believed to have fallen from the landing gear compartment of an aeroplane. We were called on Sunday afternoon to an address in #Clapham after the body was discovered in a garden https://t.co/MaXOeHNxka pic.twitter.com/ivO8ScKZJV
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) July 1, 2019