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Body found in landing gear of Delta flight

A body was found inside a wheel well of a Delta Air Lines plane after it landed in Tokyo from New York, and Japanese authorities Monday are trying to identify the man.

A mechanic found the body lying inside the landing gear compartment of the Boeing 777-200 during maintenance after Delta Flight 59 landed Sunday night.

He had no visible injuries except frostbite and may have died of hypothermia. The temperature in that part of the plane falls to about minus 58 degrees (minus 50 degrees Celsius) during the long flight.