The news of a frozen body of an unidentified man falling out of a plane that had taken off from JKIA on July 2, 2019, jarred the world and the owner of the lawn where the body fell in London.
An investigative piece published by British publication Sky News on Tuesday, November 12, revealed the last moments before the fatal incident.
The publication reported that efforts to trace the origin of the victim led investigative reporters to a cab driver, who revealed that there was an employee of a cleaning company at JKIA who had disappeared.
They managed to meet one of the workers, identified as Irene, who told them that she had been with Paul Manyasi moments before he disappeared.
"The last time I saw him, we were at work. He suddenly disappeared, nobody knows where he went," she stated.
"Yes, I was with him in the morning," she affirmed.
She had been told to clean the inside of the passenger terminal on June 30 while Manyasi was assigned to the area outside. At the end of their shift, she could not find him anywhere.
"I called his phone and it was off. When we came in the morning the following day, the supervisor called us and told us there is somebody missing. We were not sure who the person was so we kept it a secret until we knew the person," Irene recalled.
It is suspected that this was the moment when Manyasi carried out his plan and sneaked into the plane to fly to the UK, a journey that cost him his life.
The publication narrated that Manyasi may have crept into the plane with the belief that life in the UK would have been better, given that the working conditions at the airport.
The publication narrated that Manyasi had the worst time of his life in the plane,
"The plane had spent eight hours at 37,000ft (11,277m), where oxygen levels are thin and the air is colder than any deep-freezer. Passengers are protected in a pressurized cabin but the stowaway was subjected to the elements," the Sky News reporters narrated.
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