A stowaway aboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777, was found dead inside its wheel
According to Belgium’s Aviation24, the aircraft, with registration number Ph-BQM, flew from Lagos
It remains a misery how the dead passenger found his way into the aircraft, however investigation into the incident has commenced.
The man might have died from hypothermia, a medical emergency that occurs when the body loses excess heat.
The Royal Dutch Marechaussee noted that stowaways survive sometimes but do not in most cases.
“Most of the time it goes wrong given the sharp drop in temperature,” a spokesperson said.
“On longer flights, temperatures can go down to minus fifty degrees, impossible to survive.”
The Royal Marechaussee is the national force of the Netherlands, performing military and civilian police duties.