Two stowaways died after falling off a New York-bound plane that recently took off from an airport in Ecuador early Monday.
The victims fell from the plane’s landing gear after taking off from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport at 9 a.m. in Guayaquil.
Police removed the bodies from the airport’s runway. Flights were delayed for over an hour.
Authorities didn’t identify the two victims but said they either possibly fainted or were thrown off the plane. The flight originated from Peru and made a stop in Ecuador before heading to the United States.