ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The body of a stowaway was found early Friday in the wheel well of an American Airlines jet that had just finished a flight from Miami to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
The body was found about 1 a.m. by an airport worker after passengers had disembarked. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said the man is estimated to be in his 20s and died from a lack of oxygen stemming from high altitudes. Chief Investigator Albert Samuels said the death was accidental.
Authorities are hoping to use the man's fingerprints to establish his identity.