Human body parts fall from sky over Saudi Arabia


DH7E2K Landing gear of a jumbo jet airliner

Parts of a human body fell from a plane flying over the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Sunday.

Police say they could be the remains of someone trapped in the undercarriage bay.

Spokesman Nawaf bin Naser al-Bouq told AFP: "Police received a telephone call at 2:30 am from a witness reporting the fall of human remains at an intersection in Mushrefa neighbourhood".

Al-Bouq added that the remains "fell from a plane's landing gear".

According to RT, a photo claiming to be the body has appeared on social media.

The incident comes after a Saudi Arabia Airlines plane carrying 315 passengers made an emergency landing in the city of Medina on Sunday.

A plane is pictured after an emergency landing at Medina airport January 5, 2014. Twenty nine people were injured when a Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Boeing 767-300ER made an emergency landing at Medina airport in the west of the country early on Sunday, the General Authority of Civil Aviation said. REUTERS/Stringer (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) - RTX172UW

However, a General Authority of Civil Aviation spokesman said there was no connection between the emergency landing in Medina and the Jeddah incident.

In September 2012, a stowaway plunged to his death from a plane in a residential street in Mortlake, London.

Resident Anne Williams told the Daily Telegraph: "I heard a monstrous bang. I thought someone had been hit by a car. There were two fellows going to church and they said there's a dead body in the street."

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