Stowaway Discovered in Wheel Well of Cargo Plane

Dutch military police reported that a stowaway was found in the wheel well of a Cargolux cargo aircraft that arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport from Africa on Sunday, January 23. “The man is doing well considering the circumstances and has been taken to a hospital,” said a statement from the Dutch military police, who also oversee Dutch border control.

A spokesperson for freight carrier Cargolux confirmed that the stowaway had been on a flight operated by Cargolux Italia. “We are not in a position to make any further comment until the authorities and the airline have completed their investigation,” the Cargolux spokesperson said. They added there would be no further statements until the investigation was complete.