It is highly unusual for someone to have climbed into the landing gear at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, where authorities more frequently discover individuals attempting to reach Europe, not leave it. Such stowaways face extreme risks, with a survival rate of only 25%, according to the Marechaussee.
Investigations are ongoing to determine the person’s identity, how they boarded the aircraft, and the circumstances of their death. Turkish Airlines and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs have not yet provided additional information. Schiphol Airport is referring inquiries to the Royal Marechaussee.