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'Child stowaway' found dead in plane's undercarriage in ParisIn an unfortunate occurrence, the body of a boy was found in a well of the landing gear of an Air France Boeing 777 that flew in from Ivory Coast. (www.bbc.com) More...
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Heartbreaking. Imagine being the worker who found a beautiful child's lifeless body. I get upset just from creating a mental image of the scene.
Several years ago on a walk around inspection at IAD we found the body of a young man in the Wheel well of an Airbus A340. It was a very disturbing sight for the ground staff and it gives you some insight of how desperate these people are to seek freedom.
There can be no doubt that the accompanying adult must've fallen out when the wheel well doors opened, and that body may too eventually be found if it fell on land.
According to reports from Abidjan he was alone.
His name was Laurent Barthélémy Ani Guibahi, 14 years old. His school runs on two shifts, he was due in the afternoon. He left home with his school bag, never showed up.
Jesus take this precious child into heaven.