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Dead stowaway on plane was Norwegian teen: Dutch police

Published on Jun 6, 2014 11:14 PM

THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Dutch police confirmed on Friday that a body found in the undercarriage of a passenger jet at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was that of a missing Norwegian teen.

Airport workers found the lifeless body on Thursday shortly after the plane flown by national carrier KLM landed on a flight from Sandefjord, an airport near the town of Larvik in Norway.

"After investigation it was confirmed that the body was that of a 17-year-old boy from Norway," the royal Dutch gendarmerie said in a statement. "The body is being handed back to the family," added the gendarmerie, which is responsible for border security including at airports.

Gendarmes said on Thursday the victim died of a lack of oxygen and that no crime was suspected.

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