Body found in BA aircraft

A body was found inside a British Airways passenger aircraft which landed at Heathrow. British Airways said the body was found inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 747 after it arrived at the London airport from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Police: 'Death being treated as non-suspicious'

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.

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.

– Metropolitan Police spokesman

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