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In London Mozambican man's headless body found in office air conditioning

The deceased identified as Carlito Vale, believed to be 29, had according to reports, been alive when he fell 1,400ft to his death when the undercarriage he had been clinging to, opened.

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News reports have revealed that the decapitated body of a man has been found mangled in a rooftop air conditioning unit where he had died after falling from a jet coming into Heathrow Airport.

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The deceased identified as Carlito Vale, believed to be 29, had according to reports, been alive when he fell 1,400ft to his death when the undercarriage he had been clinging to, opened.

Vale had reportedly stowed away on a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow on June 18, 2015 and died instantly from his injuries after hitting the roof.

Mr Vale, who is reported to have been an orphan from Mozambique, had landed on the roof of Notonthehighstreet.com in Richmond, West London as the jet was passing with the wheel wells of the landing gear opened, and had been found after members of the staff had investigated the air conditioning unit, which had stopped working after the victim's body became stuck inside.

Flight data reveals that the plane had been at an altitude of around 1,400ft when it passed over the area where Mr Vale's body had reportedly been found.

An inquest into the death which had taken place at the West London Coroner's Court, reveals that Vale's body was discovered in the shattered housing of an air conditioning unit following staff complaints about the heat.

Facilities manager at Notonthehighstreet.com, Michael Bentley, went on to investigate the fault to find out what could possibly be blocking the system, only to make the gruesome discovery at about 9.25am.

A statement from Mr Bentley, read by coroner Kally Cheema at West London Coroner's Court today, reads:

"At around 8.44am I received an email from colleagues claiming the air was stuffy and that they were falling asleep at their desks.

"I went up to the roof to check the air conditioning unit. I saw what I can only describe as a bone sticking out of the smashed aluminium. At that point I thought I really hope that's not a body up there as it could only have come for a plane.

"I Iooked in and saw a foot, then a leg, then saw it was a human face down inside the unit. I emailed my manager and said 'I think I've found a body on the roof', he said 'what do you mean?' 'I said 'no jokes, there's a body up there'."

A statement by Bentley's boss, Jason Weston reads:

"I would describe the body as wearing some sort of Converse trainers, I only saw one foot and a leg that was wearing some sort of blue or grey trousers.

"All I could see was lumps of matter and bones that had smashed the metal housing of the air conditioning unit."

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A bag with a Mozambican passport and an out-of-date US visa had reportedly been found in a bag left at Johannesburg airport, which had finally helped to identify Mr Vale.

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