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Thursday, 28 December, 2000, 11:26 GMT
UK plane stowaways were Cuban

British police say that two men who fell from an aircraft over southern England are thought to have been stowaways from Cuba.

A spokesman said the men died from hypothermia while hiding in the nose-wheel compartment of a British Airways flight, as it crossed the Atlantic on Sunday from Havana to London's Gatwick airport.

One of the men was found on a nearby farm, while the other was seen falling from the plane as it took off from Gatwick on Monday bound for Mexico.

It is believed his body remained unnoticed in the aircraft after it landed from Havana the previous day.

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