A child's lifeless body was found in the landing gear of a flight on Tuesday.
In a statement to People, Air France confirmed "that the lifeless body of a stowaway was found in the landing gear compartment of the aircraft operating flight AF703 from Abidjan (ABJ) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on 7 January 2020."
They continued, "Air France expresses its deepest sympathy and compassion for this human tragedy. An investigation is underway."
A spokesperson for the French police told the Associated Press that they believe the stowaway was a young African child who remains unidentified.
A flight from Abidjan to Paris can take more than six hours.
This is not the first and only report of airplane stowaway deaths. In July, a stowaway fell from a Kenya Airways plane into a residential garden while the plane was flying over London. Back in 2015, a different stowaway fell from a British Airways plane and landed on a roof near London's Heathrow Airport.
CBS News says many stowaway deaths are due to freezing temperatures and lack of oxygen.
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