The body of a suspected stowaway that fell from a jet hit the ground just a few feet from a man sunbathing in his back garden.
Police were called to an address in Clapham, south London, by shocked residents at 3.39pm on Sunday.
Officers believe the body to be that of a male and he is understood to have fallen from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways flight as it prepared to land at Heathrow Airport.
The body fell into the garden of a £2million property only feet from a tenant who had been enjoying the sunshine.
A local resident said: “I heard a ‘whomp’ – I went upstairs to look out of a window. At first, I thought it was a tramp asleep in the garden.
“He had all of his clothes on and everything. I had a closer look and saw there was blood all over the walls of the garden.
“I realised immediately that he had fallen. So I went outside and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken.”
The neighbour, who asked not to be named, said that a plane spotter, who had been following the flight on a tracking app from Clapham Common, had seen the body fall.