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Police had also been alerted to a suspected stowaway on a flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow at 08:20 BST.
The Met said it could not confirm if the two cases were linked.
However police said it was "one line of enquiry".
The man found on a British Airways flight was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
originally posted by: gortex
People stowing away in the undercarriage of planes isn't a new phenomenon but if this is confirmed it's the first case I know of where a stowaway has fallen from the sky on to the capital , just another example of the troubling times we live in.
There have been other cases where stowaways have fallen to their deaths in London after smuggling themselves onto planes and hiding in landing gear.
In September 2012, Jose Matada, 26, died after falling from the undercarriage of a flight from Angola to Heathrow on to a street in Mortlake, west London.
An inquest heard he may have survived freezing temperatures of up to minus 60C (76F) for most of the 12-hour flight, but it was believed he was "dead or nearly dead" by the time he hit the ground.
originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: gortex
Picture? I suspect if he fell from a distance there would not be much of it to identify, the vision of a watermelon splattered into millions of bits comes to mind.