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Plane fall man's death accidental

A man found dead in west London after falling from the undercarriage of an aeroplane wanted to come to Europe for a better life, an inquest has heard.

Jose Matada, 26, from Mozambique, was found in Mortlake in September after he fell from a Heathrow-bound flight from Angola.

West London Coroner's Court heard he may have died before hitting the ground because of the high-altitude cold.

Coroner Dr Sean Cummings recorded a verdict of accidental death.

  • 25 Apr 2013