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Man drops to death in London from landing gear of Kenya Airways

In a horrifying incident a man’s body was found at a property in Offerton Road, Clapham on 30th June after he dropped to his death from a plane flying over London.

The man fell from the landing gear compartment of a Kenya Airways flight that was on its way to the Heathrow airport. His body was recovered from the residential garden in South London.

London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement, “Police were called at 15:39hrs (10:39 ET) on Sunday, 30 June to a residential address in Offerton Road, Clapham after a body was discovered in a garden. 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.”

Police officials also said that a bag, water and some food were found in the landing gear compartment after the plane landed in London.

After speaking with neighbours where the body of the man was discovered, local media said that the “falling body smashed” on the ground and could have landed on a young man who was sunbathing in the garden.

“The body literally landed one metre away from him and was obliterated. My friend was very shaken. There were a few of us in the house at the time and it was lucky only one of us was in the garden. Nobody would have survived being hit. The impact was horrific,” The Sun reported.

After the incident, Kenya Airways said in a statement, The Sun reports: “It is unfortunate that a person has lost his life by stowing aboard one of our aircraft and we express our condolences.”

Source : Various