Joint investigative team formed to look into the KQ stowaway incidence

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Following the death of a stowaway male victim from a Kenya Airways plane on Monday, an investigative team has been formed to look into the matter, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has said.

“We wish to reiterate that safety and security is a priority at our airports and this incident is being treated with the seriousness it deserves,” KAA posted on their twitter page.

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On June 30, a body fell off the landing gear of a Kenya Airways plane a few moments before landing at London Heathrow Airport.

“At approximately 1541hrs (UK time) a body of a yet to be identified male stowaway landed in a garden in the Borough of Lambeth, South London suggesting that the stowaway was hidden in the undercarriage of the aircraft,” reads a press statement from Kenya Airways.

The owner of the garden called the police who then tracked the flight radar to KQ flight 100. The police inspected the plane but found no identification. However, a bag with food and clothing was found at the left rear landing gear.

“The incident has been treated as a sudden death and is now a police matter. The police have already been in contact with the Kenya High Commission to help identify and name the person,” the press statement continued to read.

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