‘Plane stowaway’ theory probed as body found on Richmond roof
19 June 2015
From the section London
The man was found on the building on Kew Road in Richmond
Police are investigating whether a man found dead on a roof in west London may have fallen from the undercarriage of a plane.
The man was found on a building on Kew Road, Richmond, at about 09:35 BST on Thursday. Officers said his death was being treated as unexplained.
Police had also been alerted to a suspected stowaway on a flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow at 08:20 BST.
The Met said it could not confirm if the two cases were linked.
However police said it was “one line of enquiry”.
The man found on a British Airways flight was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
He is aged between 25 and 30 and enquiries are ongoing to establish his identity, the Met said.
In a statement, British Airways said: “We are working with the Metropolitan Police and the authorities in Johannesburg to establish the facts surrounding this very rare case.”
A post-mortem examination will be carried out on the dead man.
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