Bad find at London Gatwick: A man’s body is found in the housing of a TUI Airways machine wheel.
This was announced by Gambian government spokesman Ebrima J. Sankara on Tuesday. Accordingly, the plane flew from the Gambian capital, Banjul, to London on December 5th. Now the Gambian government has received information about the incident from the English police.
Perhaps he was a stowaway who wanted to get to Great Britain in this way. Similar deadly entry attempts by illegal immigrants have been repeated in the past.
Government spokesperson Sankareh said, “According to information, the deceased black man was found in the wheel well of the plane without specifying his name, age, nationality or travel route. So it is not clear at this point who he is.”
“Shows how desperate some people are.”
Investigations to clarify all details are ongoing. The body was taken to the morgue for DNA testing.
While this unfortunate incident is rare. But Reda Lemouri of the Politics Center for the New South, a Morocco-based organization specializing in economics and politics, said “it shows how desperate some people are to choose such a perilous route to migrate”.
It was not until mid-November that the African refugees were discovered on top of an oil tanker. They stayed there for eleven days to reach Europe. They had climbed the “Alethyni 2” in the port of Lagos (Nigeria).
Destination: the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria. The crossing was dangerous. On the oar, the refugees had no protection from wind and waves, and not enough room to sleep.
Then they were discovered by the Spanish coast guard on the Canary Island – and hospitalized due to dehydration.