The body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear of a flight to Paris from Ivory Coast.
“Air France confirms that a lifeless body of a stowaway was discovered in the well of the landing gear on flight AF703 coming from Abidjan on the 7th of January,” the airline said in a statement shared Wednesday on Twitter.
“The company expresses their condolences and deplores this human tragedy,” it added.
Air France confirmed that an investigation was underway, and has not confirmed the age of the victim.
A spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in Bobigny, Paris, said that an investigation has been opened into the cause of death, but she would not confirm the age or identity of the individual.