Man dies, another survives after clinging on a plane from Johannesburg to London

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A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after surviving a 10-hour flight by clinging to the undercarriage of a British Airways flight from which another stowaway is feared to have plunged to his death.

The survivor was found unconscious in the undercarriage of the plane on Thursday morning having endured freezing temperatures over the 12,875km flight from Johannesburg to London.

The body of the dead man was discovered an hour later on the roof of a west London office building. It is not clear if he was killed in the fall; flight data reveals the plane would have been at an altitude of around 427m when it passed over the area.

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