A Nigerian man was killed while trying to reach Europe by hiding in the landing gear of a plane
The body of a man has been found in the landing gear of a passenger plane arriving in the Netherlands from Nigeria, which officials say died trying to reach Europe illegally.
Authorities say the body of an unidentified man was found in landing gear during an inspection of a passenger plane arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands from Nigeria.
According to officials, Dutch authorities have launched an investigation to determine the identity of the deceased and the final cause of death.
Authorities suspect the man, who appears to be a Nigerian, to have entered the plane’s wheel arch before taking off from Lagos.
According to officials, the plane flew from Lagos to the Netherlands for 6 hours and 45 minutes at extremely low temperatures.
Authorities said in a preliminary investigation report that he died of hypothermia at extremely low temperatures.
There have been several cases of illegal attempts to reach Europe on planes, especially in wheel arches.