A teenage boy, Andrei, 15, somehow survived a two-hour flight on the wing of a Boeing 737. He was only discovered when the plane landed in Moscow in a very severe frost bitten condition.
Investigators are amazed that Andrei survived the journey in temperatures as low as minus-50 degrees Celsius – and speeds of up to 900kmh.
At the end of the 1,300km journey, rescuers at Vnukova airport were initially unable to take off his coat and shoes because his arms and legs were so badly frozen.
It was suggested that he ran away from home after an argument with his parents, first to see his grandmother in a neighbouring village.
He then hitched a 220km lift to Perm, where he was let out at the airport and somehow got onto the plane wing.
Moscow’s air and water transport control department confirmed radio reports about the boy’s bizarre journey were true.(metro.co.uk)