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Man found dead in undercarriage of plane at Gatwick airport

According to police, a man’s body was discovered in the undercarriage of a jet that had flown from the Gambia to the UK. According to Sussex Police, the discovery was made early on December 7 at Gatwick Airport.

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Police were called after a man’s body was discovered in an airplane’s undercarriage at Gatwick Airport on December 7 at about 4 am after it had arrived from the Gambia, according to a statement from the police. The unidentified body of a black male was discovered on a TUI Airways aircraft that had flown from the Gambian city of Banjul to Gatwick, based on a statement from the government spokesman on Tuesday.

Without identification documentation proving his name, age, nationality, or route of travel, a dead black male was discovered in the wheel bay of the aircraft, according to Ebrima G. Sankareh.

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He claimed that an investigation is ongoing and that the body has been transferred to the mortuary for DNA testing. In general, a flight from the Gambia to Britain lasts six hours. The plane touched down at the major airport as freezing weather swept throughout the UK, with Gatwick recording highs of barely 5C.

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Despite being uncommon, traveling from Africa to Europe by ship and airplane has happened previously. In 2015, at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Dutch investigators found a body in the landing gear of an African aircraft.

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