Stowaway's body found under jet

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 March, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 March, 2003, 12:00am

A stowaway has been found dead in the wheel compartment of a passenger jet that arrived in Japan from Hong Kong.

The partly decomposed body of the male stowaway, who was in his 20s, was found beneath an All Nippon Airways Boeing 777 jet.

It was discovered when a ground crew member examined the aircraft after it arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Investigations were under way last night to find out if the stowaway boarded the jet in Hong Kong or climbed into the wheel compartment during an earlier stopover in Shanghai.