These pictures show a crater left in the garden of a London home after a stowaway migrant plunged from a plane and narrowly missed a sunbather.
The sunbather, who had been asleep in the garden, was nearly hit by the body as it plunged from a plane as it lowered its wheels and prepared to land.
The refugee fell from a Kenya Airways flight at 4,000 feet at about 3.30pm on Sunday.
He landed part on a small patio and part on the grass, leaving cracked paving and a massive dent.
The sleeping man, in his twenties, is a tenant in the house in Clapham, south London, and has now moved elsewhere in shock following his ordeal.
Speaking at the privately-rented terraced home in Clapham, south west London, the landlord’s brother said: “We’re here to deal with the aftermath.
“As far as we know, it was a stowaway on a plane who’s likely to have been in the landing gear, probably already deceased but dropped out when the landing gear was put down and impacted on the back garden.
“It was about 3.30pm yesterday. It was just on the patio, part on and part off it.
“It was a male as far as we know.
“There was somebody who saw the body fall from a plane and had coincidentally been tracking the plane. It was a complete coincidence. He isn’t a plane watcher. I don’t know who he is. He is local.
“He saw an object fall out from the plane. He couldn’t see it was a body at 4,000 feet.
“The guy that was tracking the plane thought it was a Kenya Airways flight.”
He said one of his tenants was sleeping in the garden when the body fell.
The man, from north London, who did not wish to be identified, said: “He was in the back garden sleeping. He’s gone back home to his parent’s house. He’s obviously very shaken up.
“He wasn’t hurt but it was a narrow miss. The garden isn’t very big.
“It was more than a lot of blood. It wasn’t pretty. It was the tenant who called the police after he had witnessed it. He was told to leave the property while the police deal with the body.
“It caused a significant amount of damage to the garden. We are assessing the damage now.
“We’ve spoken to Kenya Airways and they are at least going to at least pay for the clean up. They are assuming responsibility given the statement of the witness.
“The house is on the flight path. Almost every plane that comes into Heathrow seems to go overhead.
“From our point of view, to be honest, we are still in shock about it.”
A neighbour said a group of working men in their twenties lived in the property.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “Police were called at 15:39hrs on Sunday, 30 June to a residential address in Offerton Road, Clapham after a body was discovered in a garden.
“Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service.
“The body of a person, believed to be a man (age unknown) was found.
“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course. Police are working to establish the man’s identity.
“A crime scene was put place but has since been closed. The death is not being treated as suspicious. Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.
“At this point, police believe the man was a stowaway and had fallen from the landing gear of an inbound flight to Heathrow Airport.
“A bag, water and some food were discovered in the landing gear compartment once it landed at the airport.
“Enquiries continue, led by the South Central Command Unit and the Met’s Aviation Policing Command. Officers will be liaising with the airline and international authorities.”