Stowaway who fell in the London garden & # 39; probably an employee from Nairobi airport & # 39;
A dead stowaway that fell on a flight in Heathrow and in a garden in South London on Sunday was probably an employee at Nairobi airport, Kenyan officials say.
Gilbert M. Kibe, the chief responsible of the Civil Aviation Authority, said the man would almost certainly need legal access to the airport to dress around security and board the plane.
However, Mr. Kibe was unable to identify the man who would have froze to death in the wheelhouse of the Kenyan Airways flight before plunging below 3500 feet.
The corpse landed just 3 meters from the graduate John Baldock in Oxford while he sank in the yard of his house in Clapham.
The man who had fallen on a Heathrow flight and landed in a garden in southern London was probably an airport employee who used his pass to bypass security, Kenyan officials say (the crater on the left where the man landed).
Mr. Kibe told me BBC: & # 39; With the way the security is tight, it is unlikely that an outsider could reach his way to the airside where the aircraft is parked and boarding.
& # 39; So I suspect it was someone who had access to the airside. But what to do I am not aware. & # 39;
John Baldock continued to vibrate & tremble & # 39; and & # 39; unable to talk & # 39; after the frozen body landed at a short distance with sufficient force to crack paving stones.
Gilbert Kibe, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority in Kenya, said it & # 39; unlikely & # 39; is that someone without an airport pass would have boarded the plane
Neighbors of Mr. Baldock, who rents a room in his colleague's £ 2.3 million mansion, described the hearing of an & # 39; almighty bang & # 39; on Sunday afternoon before the & # 39; really shaken & # 39; software technician called the police.
A resident said: & # 39; He had been in the garden when it happened and the body must have landed so close to his land. My husband came back and I asked him what was wrong. He said, "Have you not seen the man? The man who fell from the sky?"
& # 39; I wondered what he was talking about and went upstairs to see for myself and there was a man's body in the middle of the lawn. & # 39;
The stowaway is thought to have died before he fell from a Kenyan Airways flight approaching Heathrow. The impact caused a huge crater in the grass and shattered concrete tiles into pieces.
It has now become apparent that Baldock has stayed with his parents Michael and Phi in Exeter, Devon since the traumatic incident. The property in London is owned by his 29-year-old colleague Bob Renwick – a co-director of software company Plexi.
Renwick bought the four-storey house on the prosperous Offerton Road last December. He spoke outside the house on Monday evening and his brother said he was there to tackle its aftermath.
Neighbors of Mr. Baldock, who rents a room in the £ 2.3 million mansion of his colleague (photo) in Clapham, south London, described the hearing of an & # 39; almighty bang & # 39; after the body fell
It has now appeared that Baldock (photo) has stayed with his parents Michael and Phi in Exeter, Devon since the traumatic incident
He said about Mr. Baldock: & # 39; He went back to his parents' house. He is apparently very shocked. He was not injured, but it was a close miss. The garden is not very big. It was a lot of blood. It wasn't beautiful. It was the tenant who called the police after seeing it.
& # 39; It caused a significant amount of damage to the garden. From our point of view we are still in shock to be honest. & # 39;
A neighbor told The Sun: & I saw John outside, he was shaking and shaking. He said nothing. He could hardly speak. & # 39;
John Baldock was & # 39; shaking and trembling & # 39; and & # 39; unable to talk & # 39; after the frozen body landed just 3 meters away from him while he was sunbathing in his house in Clapham
A relative of Mr. Baldock, who does not want to be named, said last night: & # 39; I can imagine that he is quite traumatized. & # 39; She added: & # 39; John is very academic, studied hard and went to Oxford. He is a bit geek-chic, he has many friends. I think he is doing well in his company now. His father was a professor and teacher in Australia and met his mother, who is Filipino. I think she was a teacher. They started a family and then sold and settled in the UK when the children were young.
& # 39; They started a newspaper store and worked very hard to give their Jonny and his younger sister the best start in life. It seems to have paid off. & # 39;
Baldock is a senior software engineer at Plexi, who offers scheduling technology for vets.
He had a private education at Exeter School, which costs up to £ 14,000 a year and graduated from Oxford University with an engineering degree. Mr. Renwick developed the company's software. He runs the company together with his brother, 31, and father Peter, 63.
The tech entrepreneur has an economics degree from University College London and a master's degree in computer science from Imperial College London.
Mr Baldock's and Mr Renwick's parents did not want to comment yesterday. The dead man has not yet been identified. The police do not treat death as suspicious. Flight data shows the Boeing 787 Kenya Airways flight past Offerton Road at 3.36 pm on Sunday at 3,575 feet and traveling at nearly 200 mph. It left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 9:19 am local time and arrived at 3:42 pm after traveling 4,250 miles.
Police said a bag, water, and food stock were discovered after a subsequent search in the aircraft's landing gear.
Stowaway attempts on planes are incredibly risky, with only one in four surviving the trip. Those involved often die from extreme cold when the aircraft is at altitude or fall to their death when the landing gear compartment is opened.
Others are crushed by folding the landing gear back into the plane after taking off.
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