Two suspected stowaways on a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow have had devasting outcomes.
It is believed that two men clung to the plane as it made its 6000 mile flight from South Africa to London.
The first individual fell as the plane was landing, leading to his devastating death. His body was found on a shop rooftop in south west London along the flight path.
One source explains, “the death is being treated as unexplained, but early indications are that the body may be that of an airline stowaway”.
The second individual has experienced tramautic injuries and was found unconcsious at Heathrow airport. He was discovered in the undercarriage of the plane and taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is described as critical.
There are no details surrounding the nationalities of the two men. One individual is believed to be age 24, while the other, along with their identities, remains unrealeased.
Many individuals are speaking out about the incident, expressing emotions of shock, sorrow and disbelief. This tragedy reminds the world of the teenage stowaway from the flight to Hawaii. The Hawaii incident is described as a ‘miracle’, while this instance, has been anything but that.
A spokeswoman for British Airways stated that “We are working with the Metropolitan Police and the authorities in Johannesburg to estable the facts surrounding this very rare case”.