Terror as the limp body of the stowaway is discovered hanging on the wheel arch of the aircraft
A stowaway who had desperately clung to an airplane when it departed from an airport in West Africa was found frozen to death when it landed in Morocco.
The Royal Air Maroc flight AT526 had departed from Conakry, the capital of Guinea, and was on its way to Morocco on 30 September, with connecting passengers who subsequently traveled to France.
His limp, lifeless body was discovered early Monday morning by ground staff at Casablanca Mohammed V Airport.
The man's desperate attempt at illegal immigration was immediately fatal because the authorities believe he most likely did not survive the start of Conakry. Temperatures at high altitudes can fall to -63 ° C (-81F).
A stowaway who had desperately clung to an airplane when it rose from an airport in West Africa would have died during the ascent. His limp, lifeless body was discovered early Monday morning by on-site staff at Casablanca airport at Mohammed V airport
Connecting passengers arrived at Paris Orly Airport to discover that their luggage was not on to France and claim that they are still waiting to retrieve it.
A heartbreaking video shows the body of the man hanging from the landing gear of the aircraft while airport personnel are standing on the runway and observing the scene.
A passenger said they were & # 39; shocked & # 39; had been to find out what had happened during her flight.
Camille Sarazin, from Paris, France, visited Conakry on a business trip and was on her way back from her trip.
& # 39; I was shocked to find out what happened during the flight, & # 39; she said to MailOnline.
& # 39; I didn't know people were trying to leave their country that way. It is very dangerous.
& # 39; I feel very sad for him and his family. & # 39;
Connecting passengers arrived at Paris Orly Airport to discover that their luggage was not on to France and claim that they are still waiting to retrieve it
Mrs. Sarazin said that passengers were unaware of the incident and unaware of why their luggage had not reached their final destination.
& # 39; When I arrived in Paris, my baggage was missing, as was the baggage of all passengers arriving from Guinea – I am still waiting for it, & she said.
& # 39; A friend of Conakry later sent me an article. Apparently a man died while taking off at Conakry airport after trying to leave the country illegally. & # 39;
She added that the incident had caused her to doubt the airport security measures after the man had succeeded in attaching himself to the plane without the staff noticing.
This is not the first time that stowaways have been killed after hiding in an airplane.
In June a dead stowaway fell from a flight at Heathrow to a garden in South London.
The man is reportedly frozen to death in the wheelhouse of the Kenyan Airways flight before he plunges into 3500 meters. Kenyan officials said the man was most likely an airport employee who used his pass to bypass security.
The corpse landed only 3ft from Oxford graduate John Baldock while he was sunbathing in the yard of his house in Clapham.
Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that between January 2004 and March 2015 six stowaways were found in aircraft at British airports.
Hiding in the undercarriage of an aircraft appears to be fatal in an estimated three of the four cases.
Risks include being crushed by landing gear, dying of lack of oxygen in the unpressurised wheel arch, or freezing to death because temperatures can drop to -63 ° C (-81F) when an aircraft rises, causing subcooling.
Those who survive the climb run the risk of dying when the landing gear compartment is opened to land.
The fate of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea is also a desperate situation, with new figures showing that more than 1,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that that & # 39; gloomy milestone & # 39; was reached, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.
& # 39; UNHCR urgently calls for the expansion of search and rescue capacity, including a return of EU state ships for search and rescue, and recognition of the crucial role of NGO boats in saving lives at sea & # 39 ;, said UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley in a statement.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the UN, at least 15,000 people have died in Mediterranean crossings since 2014.
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