Amsterdam: Did stowaway found alive on plane sneak in at JKIA, Nairobi?

The Cargolux Italia freight carrier had flown from Johannesburg, and made only one stop - at JKIA. It's unclear at which point the stowaway boarded.

for Tv47 Digital January 24, 2022, 08:17 AM
new project 13 32

Police in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are investigating the origin and identity of a stowaway who was found hiding in the wheel section of a plane at Schiphol airport.

The Cargolux Italia freight carrier had flown from Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, and made only one stop - at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya. The flight takes about 11 hours.

"The man was found alive in the nose wheel section of the plane and was taken to hospital in a stable condition," Royal Dutch Military Police spokeswoman Joanna Helmonds told the AFP news agency. "It is quite remarkable that the man is still alive.”

Mysterious Identity of Stowaway

She adds that the man's age and nationality have not yet been determined. "Our first concern of course was for his health. This is definitely very unusual that someone was able to survive the cold at such a height - very, very unusual."

The man was taken to hospital and the matter is being handled by the Dutch border control police unit.  

In June 2019, a stowaway on a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi to Heathrow Airport, London, was found dead in a Clapham garden.

An investigation first identified the stowaway as Paul Manyasi, a 29-year-old cleaner at JKIA. But this was later disputed.

More follows... 

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Comment below

Latest Stories

Recommended Stories