A body was found in the wheel well of a U.S. Airways jet that landed at San Francisco International Airport on a flight from London.
The unidentified man was discovered a few minutes after the plane touched down late Monday. The cause of death was not known.
London authorities said the victim appeared to fit the description of a man who was released on bail after he was arrested Sunday for trying to enter an airport there.
Stowing away in an airliner wheel well is often fatal. After the wheels retract, the area is enclosed but neither pressurized nor heated.