November 22, 2017

Stowaway found dead in plane landing gear

The flight was free but the consequences were permanent.

The body of a 23 year-old Cuban man has been found in the landing gear compartment of an Iberian Airlines plane at Madrid Airport.

Spanish Police say the plane had just completed the nine hour flight from Havana, Cuba to Madrid. No details of the man’s identity have been released yet and the cause of death is being investigated.

It is a shame that a young life has ended in a desperate bid to find a better life. Landing gear compartments are easy to get into and as such are often used by refugee’s and asylum seekers.

The only problem is that the landing gear compartment is unpressurised and things get a bit chilly at 35,000ft. Death is guaranteed. Desperate people do desperate things.