The man almost killed after the stowaway fell from the plane too traumatized to go home


A bather who was a meter away from being crushed when an icy airplane stranger immersed in his garden for 1000 meters is too traumatized to go home.

John Baldock was in his backyard when the frozen corpse fell from the landing gear of a Kenyan Airways jet that landed at Heathrow Airport on Sunday.

The graduate of Oxford University was a few centimeters from the corpse, which left a crater in the garden of the £ 2.3 million ($ A4.5 million) house it rents to Clapham, in south London.

Speaking with The Sun, a neighbor said: "I was in the kitchen and there was a huge noise. It shook the kitchen.

"I thought my house was falling. I went upstairs and looked out the window and saw the body.

"John had been out sunbathing. He is a tenant and is a friend of Bob the owner.

"I saw John outside, he was shaking and trembling. He wasn't saying anything. He could barely speak.

"My husband called the police. It was horrible."

John, a 20-year-old computer engineer who had previously worked for Ticketmaster, has since fled to his hometown, Exeter, Devon, when he reached a pact with near absence.

The body fell from the passenger plane around 15:30 on Sunday when he arrived to land at Heathrow after a nine-hour flight from Nairobi.

The airline workers said that a bag, water and food supply were later found in the airplane landing gear, where the stowaway had hidden.

The body was missing only for a short time from a crowded Clapham Common and High Street, where families were out in droves in the 30 ° C heat wave.

It is said that John, who rents a room in the four-story house from his friend Bob Renwick, is struggling to come to terms with the ordeal and is comforted by his parents Michael and Phi.

John's friend said: "He was lucky enough not to be hit and killed. The impact has erased the body.

"He didn't even realize what it was to begin with. He was sleeping and then there was a huge impact.

"The body literally landed a meter away from him and was canceled. My friend was very upset.


"There were some of us in the house at the time, and it was lucky that only one of us was in the garden.

"No one would have survived the success. The impact was horrible."

John had lived on the property for about six months, moving while working for Bob's Plexi company, based in Bermondsey, London and Birmingham.

Another neighbor added: "I heard a whomp so I went to look out the window. In the beginning I thought he was a sleeping tramp. He had all his clothes and everything.

"I took a closer look. I saw that there was blood on the walls of the garden and his head was not right."

The Clapham resident said that an air spotter, who had followed the KQ100 flight on an app from Clapham Common, had seen the corpse of the body and had arrived almost simultaneously with the police.

He added: "I talked to Heathrow and they said it happens once every five years. C & # 39; was a previous man who was frozen and this, it was like a block of ice."

The Kenya Airways flight passed over the house shortly after 3.30pm on Sunday – dropping to around 10,000 meters (3500 feet) and flying at 321 kilometers an hour as it prepared to land.


Bob's brother said that John was "very shaken".

He added: "It was a narrow lack. The garden is not very large.

"It was more than a lot of blood. It wasn't nice and caused a significant amount of damage."

The strength of the impact was a police so severe that it was initially unable to determine whether the body was male or female.

Now we understand that the man wore a blue shirt and jeans. Forensics examined the scene for five hours before removing the evidence.

A female resident said: "It was an all-powerful bang. My husband went out to the street where my neighbor was standing on the phone with the police.

"He was really shaken. He had been in the garden when it happened, and the body must have landed so close to where it was.

"My husband came back and I asked him what was going on, and he said:" Did you not see that man? The man who fell from the sky?

"I was wondering what he was talking about and I went to see for myself, and there in the middle of the lawn was a body of a man."

The illegal immigrant, who has not been identified, is believed to have worked at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Investigators are believed to have found CCTV footage of him.

A source told the Sun: "It seems very likely that he was an employee, as security was reinforced and no one without a pass could approach a plane. He could have been a baggage handler or one of a number of employees with the Authorization of the airport.

"It is possible that he could bribe someone to enter the perimeter, but this seems unlikely and the CCTV will hold the key."

It is probable that he fainted just 20 minutes after take-off when oxygen levels subsided and were frozen to death at temperatures around -56.5 ° C.

A source said: "There have been rare cases where illegal immigrants have survived, but on the whole they lose consciousness due to lack of oxygen and hypothermia and then fall when the wheels are lowered."

A spokesman for the Department of Transportation said: "This is a shocking incident, and our thoughts are directed at those involved.

"Even if we do not comment on operational issues, we are in contact with the Kenyan authorities and the airline as they conduct the investigation into this incident."

This article originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced with permission

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