A sunbather who narrowly avoided being hit by the frozen corpse of a stowaway that fell out of a Kenya Airways plane and onto his London garden is too traumatized to return home, according to a report.
John Baldock, a software engineer, was in his backyard Sunday when the body dropped from the landing gear of the plane at an altitude of 3,500 feet during its approach to Heathrow.
The corpse landed just inches away from the Oxford grad, leaving a small crater in the garden of the $2.9 million home, where he rents a room in the city’s Clapham neighborhood, The Sun reported.
After the near-miss, Baldock left to spend time in his hometown of Exeter, Devon, where his parents are helping him to overcome the traumatic event, the news outlet reported.
His friend Bob Renwick, from whom he rented the room, said: “He was so lucky not to be hit and killed. The impact obliterated the body.
“He didn’t even realize what it was to begin with. He was asleep and then there was a huge impact,” he continued. “The body literally landed one meter away from him and was obliterated. My friend was very shaken.”
The Brits used to be made of sterner stuff.