Arik Air has confirmed that the body of a young Nigerian man was found Friday in the undercarriage compartment of an Arik aircraft returning from London.
The spokesman for Arik, Ola Adebanji, confirmed that the man was found after the aircraft returned from London. He said no identification was found on the corpse and that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, is already handling the matter.
Officials of the airline said the man, believed to be a stowaway, must have hidden himself there long before the flight took off and must have died possibly out of suffocation.
They did not say how the unknown man beat the airport security network to smuggle himself into the aircraft.