Stowaway flew in cargo plane’s wheel very well for 11 hrs, landed safe and sound in Amsterdam

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This isn’t a fantastic way to fly for totally free.

A gentleman survived an 11-hour flight though hiding in the airplane’s landing gear compartment. The stowaway was found by law enforcement at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

The person traveled in the wheel well of a cargo aircraft that arrived from South Africa, in accordance to a tweet from Amsterdam’s armed forces law enforcement. The gentleman was transported to a healthcare facility and he appeared to be in very good overall health, despite touring the way that he did.

“A stowaway was located in the nose wheel of a cargo aircraft from South Africa at Schiphol,” the Koninklijke armed forces law enforcement wrote on Twitter. “The man is accomplishing perfectly under the situations and has been transported to the clinic. The Marechaussee (navy law enforcement) is investigating.”


Illuminated entrance of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at night.

Illuminated entrance of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at night.

In a abide by-up concept, the navy police wrote that they are investigating regardless of whether this was a circumstance of human smuggling.

The suspect originated from Nairobi, Kenya, and the armed forces law enforcement have disclosed that he has applied for asylum.

The enterprise that owned the cargo airplane has been recognized as Cargolux. WHD News Digital attained out to reps of the firm for remark but did not right away obtain a response.

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Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This is just the newest instance of authorities capturing an airplane stowaway.

WHD News Digital described early past calendar year that serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody at Chicago’s O’Hare Global airport. She had been staying at a residential facility prior to the incident and experienced been outfitted with an digital checking product that had a GPS unit on it.

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Authorities began tracking Hartman following the facility claimed that she experienced still left. She appeared to be headed straight toward O’Hare airport, where she was sooner or later taken into custody.

Hartman statements to have taken 30 flights around 20 yrs without having paying for a ticket.

WHD News’ Lucas Manfredi contributed to this report.

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