Kenyan Boy Survives Flight From London To Holland After Clinging To Landing Gear

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A Kenyan teenager survived a flight from London to Holland after clinging to the landing gear in freezing conditions at 19,000ft.

The 16-year-old boy was found on a jet that landed at Maastricht Airport and is in hospital with hypothermia.

A spokesman for airport told the teen “had tremendous luck to get through this”.

The Turkish Airlines cargo flight of an hour was operated by an Airbus A330 that had arrived from London Stansted.

According to a tweet from the Dutch Royal Marechaussee, a police branch of the Netherlands armed forces, the teenage Kenyan is relatively well considering his ordeal.

They added that authorities would be investigating potential human trafficking links in connection with the stowaway, who was discovered in the space next to the aircraft landing gear.

According to Dutch aviation publication Lucktvaart Nieeus the only cargo flight to land from London at Maastricht Airport in Limburg yesterday was TK6305, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 Freighter.

The day before the aircraft had flown to London Stansted from Nairobi, Kenya, via Istanbul.

A spokesperson for Stansted Airport said the plane originally departed from Nairobi in Kenya to Istanbul, then on to Stansted before heading to Maastricht. They added there was nothing to suggest the 16-year-old entered the plane at Stansted.

Source: The Standard

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