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The man who fell from the sky: First image of stowaway found dead after falling from AEROPLANE

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Police believe the man is from Angola and want to identify him so his family can be told of his death

This is the face of a stowaway who was found dead in the middle of a London street after falling thousands of feet from a plane.

Police have so far failed to identify the man, who was found in Portman Avenue, Mortlake, in the south west of the capital, at 8am on Sunday, September 9.

Another picture shows a distinctive tattoo - with the letters Z and G - on the arm of the stowaway, who cops think was in the under carriage of a flight from Angola to Heathrow Airport.

Stowaway tattoo
Distinctive: The stowaway had a tattoo on his arm

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Officers released the e-fit in an attempt to identify the man so his family can be told of his death.

Police think the man was from Angola, because he had money from the African country and a flight from Luanda, Angola, was overhead prior to the body being found.

He was 5 feet 4 inches tall and of slight build and is thought to be aged 20 to 30 years old.

The man was wearing jeans, a grey hoody, and white trainers.

Shocked residents have described seeing the twisted body of a suspected stowaway believed to have plummeted thousands of feet from a plane and crash-landed on a quiet residential street.
Horror: The man's body is moved from the London street

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The Civil Aviation Authority said a stowaway in an aircraft undercarriage was unlikely to survive as he would either be crushed by the wheels after take-off or freeze in temperatures as low as minus 40C.

The man was not a member of air crew or a passenger.

A post-mortem, held at Kingston Hospital Mortuary two days after the body was found, revealed the cause of death was multiple injuries.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned at West London Coroners Court.

Anyone with information about the man should call police on 020 8247 7254 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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