The horrifying journey of the person clinging to the plane’s undercarriage to `undercover` 9,000 km to England

The horrifying journey of the person clinging to the plane's undercarriage to `undercover` 9,000 km to England 0

The horrifying journey of the person clinging to the plane’s undercarriage to `undercover` 9,000 km to England

(Dan Tri) – A man who survived 11 hours clinging to a plane’s gear in -60 degrees Celsius to `undercover` 9,000 km from South Africa to England in 2015 told about his terrifying journey.

Cabeka (right) is currently living in England (Photo: Dailymail)

Six years ago, Themba Cabeka made the above journey.

On June 18, 2015, Cabeka and his friend Carlito Vale decided to board a British Airways plane flying from Johannesburg, South Africa to England to find a way to `escape poverty` and `change their lives`.

Cabeka clung to the undercarriage area of the Boeing 747-400, surviving the 11-hour journey, more than 9,000 km long and at times enduring temperatures of -60 degrees Celsius.

Just minutes before the plane landed in England, his close friend Vale crashed to the ground.

Cabeka was in a coma for six months due to severe hypoxia and trauma.

Cabeka, 30 years old, recalled: `When the plane moved, I could see the ground, cars, people below. Then, I passed out from lack of oxygen. The last thing I remember was after

According to Dailymail, there have been 109 cases of `hijacking` planes discovered around the world and London is one of the most chosen locations.

There are only two people still alive after `sneaking` to England by clinging to their claws, including Cabeka’s case.

A documentary about Cabeka called `The Man Who Fell from the Sky` will be broadcast on Britain’s Channel 4 on January 4.

Cabeka’s story began when he met Vale and they discussed going to England to start a business.

They studied the target plane and found an area they could cling to to `sneak` to England.

`I knew it was really dangerous but I took the chance. I didn’t care if I lived or died. I had to leave to survive,` Cabeka said.

Cabeka tied his hands to the plane with electrical cords.

Doctors believe Cabeka’s endurance was because the freezing temperatures put his body into a state of `biological pause`, allowing vital organs to operate in `standby mode`, without being used.

Cabeka was later allowed to stay in the UK as a refugee.

`I had to leave to survive. But I advise everyone that my way is not safe. It is a life-or-death choice,` Cabeka said.

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