(NEWSER) – Two stowaways clung to a British Airways passenger jet on its 6,000-mile journey from South Africa to London, but police say only one survived the trip, NBC News reports. The plane was 11 hours into its flight and preparing to land at Heathrow Airport yesterday when one of the stowaways fell out of the plane and onto the roof of a London clothing store. 

CNN notes it's unclear whether the victim was hiding in the plane's wheel well, but that's a common refuge for stowaways, who often don't survive there because of the reduced atmospheric pressure and freezing temperatures when the plane is high in the sky, NBC notes.

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