The lifeless body of a 10-year-old child stowaway has been found in the landing gear of a plane from the Ivory Coast at a Paris airport.
Officials said the child hid beneath the Air France Boeing 777, near the landing gear compartment.
“The company expresses its deepest sympathy and compassion for this human tragedy. An investigation is underway,” the airline said in a statement, expressing its “deepest sympathy and compassion for this human tragedy.”
The person who died was reported to be around 10 years old, according to local media, although Air France would not comment on reports that the stowaway was a young boy.
A French police official said the victim was a young African who hasn’t yet been identified, and that an investigation is underway.