Child’s corpse discovered in landing gear of Air France aircraft in Paris
World News of Thursday, 9 January 2020
Source: Francis Tawiah, contributor
Child’s corpse has been discovered in the landing gear of Air France aircraft in Paris. The passenger plane took off from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to Paris and after landing, the airport staff made a terrible discovery.
At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, employees discovered a child’s body. The child had apparently hidden in the landing gear before take-off in the Ivory Coast.
Airport employees have discovered a child’s corpse in the landing gear of an Air France plane left Abidjan in the Ivory Coast on Tuesday evening and landed at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Wednesday morning. There, the employees found the body in the landing gear, as Air France confirmed on Wednesday.
The airline did not say how old the child was. French media, however, reported that it was supposed to be a ten-year-old. The airline published a short statement: “Air France expresses its deepest sympathy for this human tragedy.” An investigation had been launched.
It happens again and again that passengers hide and die on planes. Last summer, a man fell from an airplane directly into a garden in London. He had hidden in the landing gear of a Kenya Airways plane. Many such passengers freeze to death in the plane or fall victim to the lack of oxygen at high altitude.