Air France confirms death of stowaway

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jan 09, 2020

Air France confirmed on Wednesday the death of a stowaway who was discovered in the well of the landing gear after a flight from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, bound for Paris.

In a statement, Air France said it was saddened by the incident and that an investigation is underway.

According to BBC News, the stowaway was a child, roughly aged 10. It is unknown how the child was able to get into the landing gear.

While there have been a handful of instances when a stowaway survived in the landing gear of a plane, there have been a number of recent examples of stowaways dying. One notable recent example happened last year as a stowaway fell from a plane on its final approach to London.