01-29-2007, 02:05 AM #1
Body Found in Airplane Wheel Well at LAX
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The body of a male stowaway was found Sunday in the wheel well of a British Airways jet at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said.
A pilot discovered the body of the young man in the front right wheel well of the 747-400 during a routine inspection shortly before it was to return to London, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.
The FBI determined the stowaway likely died in the wheel well, Castles said. Autopsy results won't be available until later this week. Authorities had not identified the victim late Sunday.
The aircraft, British Airways Flight 283, had arrived from London Heathrow Airport at 3:15 p.m. and was scheduled to depart at 5:20 p.m. The airline notified officials of the discovery just before 4:30 p.m., Castles said.
By dark_shadows in forum Up to the MinuteReplies: 6Last Post: 01-30-2007, 09:31 AM
By Beyond Belief in forum Up to the MinuteReplies: 4Last Post: 01-13-2007, 12:06 AM
By dark_shadows in forum Up to the MinuteReplies: 7Last Post: 09-18-2006, 06:25 PM
By golfmom in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat NewsReplies: 3Last Post: 03-09-2005, 06:21 PM