Body Found Outside Boston May Have Fallen From Plane

Reuters says police are investigating the possibility that the body of a 16-year-old North Carolina high school student fell from a plane approaching Logan Airport. So far, they have been unable to explain why the boy, who ran away from home, would have been found dead in Milton, MA.

We have been asked to provide some information about flight tracks and flight approaches that go over that community,” said Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for Logan International Airport. Some planes approaching the airport fly over Milton, Orlandella said.

The current, incredibly tragic theory is that the boy may have hidden in the wheel-well of an aircraft, (not realizing that aircraft cabins are pressurized and heated, whereas wheel-wells are not) and eventually succumbed to the lack of oxygen and extreme cold after take-off.

Massachusetts police probe whether body fell from plane [Reuters]