The Metropolitan Police said the body was that of a man who was not a member of the jumbo jet's crew or a passenger on the flight.
– Metropolitan Police spokesman
Police were called at approximately 6.25am on Thursday August 23 to an incoming flight at Heathrow Airport following the discovery of a man's body.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The man was pronounced dead at 7.07am.
The death is being treated as non-suspicious. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the man's identity.