Man Fell From The Sky: Angolan Stowaway Desperate For Better Life In UK

By Staff Reporter on December 10, 2012 6:14 PM EST

London
A man from Angola fell from the sky over London, England. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Three months ago, a body was discovered in the streets of London in the suburban neighborhood of Mortlake in West London. Initially approached as a homocide crime, investigators realized it was an Angolan man that had fallen from the sky.

According to a BBC report, the man was an Angolan stowaway that managed to climb into the compartment above the wheel of the plane en-route to London. Sneaking into the airplane in search of a better life in the city of London, the man tragically fell to his death when the airplane's landing gear lowered as it approached Heathrow.

Like Us on Facebook

Authorities investigating the incident claimed that the man had no identity on him except for Angolan currency, a cell phone, and a sim card, which authorities were unable to access.

Other than that, the man only wore a thin gray sweater, blue jeans, white sneakers, as well as some tissue that was stuffed into his ears in order to protect himself from pressure changes when the aircraft reached high altitudes. The police also identified a tattoo that was located on the man's left arm. The tattoos were the initials "-Z-G"

A tragic example of the human endeavor for a better life, a small group of Angolan Londoners gathered with flowers to pay respect to a life lost.

Catherine Lambert, who lived a few doors down from where the body of the Angolan man was discovered, said, "I felt, what was he running away from? What made him think he could he could? And how will his family ever know? He's a lost soul now; his father and mother are probably waiting for him to make contact."

© 2012 iScience Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Sponsored From Around the Web

    ZergNet
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)