A body on Sunday reportedly fell off the undercarriage of a Kenya Airways aircraft headed to London from Nairobi minutes before landing at the Heathrow Airport.
KQ, in a statement to newsrooms on Monday, said the body of the unidentified male stowaway landed in a garden in the Borough of Lambeth, South London.
The owner of the garden then called London’s Metropolitan Police who tracked the flight radar to KQ Flight 100 where – upon inspection – a bag containing some food and clothing was discovered at the rear left 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,” read the statement.
The aircraft has however been cleared for operation since it was inspected and no damage reported.
“The 6,840km flight takes 8hrs 50mins. It is unfortunate that a person has lost his life by stowing aboard one of our aircraft and we express our condolences,” read the statement.
“Kenya Airways is working closely with the relevant authorities in Nairobi and London as they fully investigate this case.”