Lucky lad: riding in a plane’s landing gear, a teenage boy made it from Nairobi to Maastricht unscathed.

A teenage stowaway has made a “miraculous” recovery after surviving hours in sub-zero temperatures on a 4,800-mile journey inside a jet’s landing gear.

The 16-year-old’s extraordinary passage from Kenya to Holland, with stops in Turkey and Britain, was discovered after he fell from the cargo plane onto the runway at Maastricht Aachen airport in Limburg. He was taken to hospital with extreme hypothermia but within days was declared fit and well.

Start your free trial to read the full story

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.