Man falls to death from Amerijet freighter

A DOMINICAN stowaway fell to his death from an Amerijet freighter as it left Santo Domingo on its way to Miami.

Air traffic controllers saw him fall, leading to a 45-minute shutdown of the runway, although the pilot, Felix Joseph Gruosso, did not immediately realise what had happened and continued onto Miami.

The young man hid himself in the aircraft’s wheel well as it was parked at Las Americas Airport’s Cabo Caucedo cargo terminal. The authorities are investigating how he managed to avoid being spotted by ramp personnel and the pilots’ preflight inspection.

The aircraft was on its third leg from Port of Spain (Venezuela). 

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