Shock as Stowaway Survives 11-Hour Flight

Written by on 24 January, 2022

By: Staff Writer

A stowaway has been found alive in the nose wheel section of a Cargolux plane after an 11-hour flight from South Africa to Amsterdam on Sunday.

Dutch police say it is remarkable that the man is still alive, and he is in hospital in a stable condition.

Police say the lack of oxygen at high altitudes and the cold temperatures during a flight makes it rare for stowaways to survive.

It is still unclear if the stowaway got on the flight in Johannesburg or during a stop in Nairobi, Kenya.

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