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Two killed in Ecuador after falling off N.Y.-bound plane

Two stowaways died after falling off a New-York bound plane that recently took off from an airport in Ecuador early Monday.

The victims fell from the plane’s landing-gear after taking off from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport at 9 a.m. in Guayaquil, Ecuavisa reported.

Police removed the bodies from the airport’s runway. Flights were delayed for over an hour and later resumed.

Authorities didn’t identify the two victims but said they either possibly fainted or were thrown off the plane.

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The flight originated from Peru and made a stop in Ecuador before heading to the United States, prosecutor Germán Bustamante said.

The plane would have to come back to Ecuador to assist authorities in the investigation, he added.

In 2014, a 16-year-old boy survived a five-hour flight while hiding in the wheel of a plane from California to Hawaii.

With News Wire Services


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