The Federal Government has launched an investigation into how a stowaway found his way into a Lagos-Amsterdam flight.
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The body of a Nigerian man was said to have been found underneath a KLM flight that landed in Amsterdam on Monday.
Dutch authorities have already launched an investigation into the man’s identity and cause of death, after he was discovered inside a wheel arch.
“We are investigating the discovery of mortal remains in the landing gear of an airplane from Lagos (Nigeria),” the Dutch police force wrote on Twitter.
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The man was suspected to have died of hypothermia due to loss of oxygen.
It was said that the stowaway must have beaten airport security to hide in the aircraft in Lagos.
Victoria Shin-Aba, South-West Regional Manager the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said investigation is ongoing on the incident.
“We are trying to investigate it whether it is from here (Lagos Airport) or somewhere else. We are trying to find out through the CCTV and this is ongoing,” she said.
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Incidents of stowaway are not new in Nigeria, with youths taking daring moves to hide under the gear compartment of aircraft.
On April 2, 2017, another stowaway was found on a Lagos-London Med-View Airline flight, but the boy miraculously survived the over six hours flight to London Gatwick where he was arrested.
Another one was arrested on an Arik Air Lagos to Benin flight shortly after the incident, with the suspect saying he thought the plane was going abroad.