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Teen stowaway’s body found in US cargo plane

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was
found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air
Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany.

Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the stowaway was a black male who may have been
of African origin. He said the plane stopped in several African countries before
it arrived Sunday at Germany’s Ramstein air base.

Kirby said the body was found during a routine post-flight maintenance
inspection of the cargo plane. He said the body had been turned over to German
authorities for autopsy, and the matter is under investigation.

He said it is not known when or where the stowaway entered the landing gear
wheel well.


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