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The man's body was discovered early Saturday in the landing gear of a plane from Africa

A forensic investigation is ongoing and authorities hope to identify the man, police spokesman says

CNN  — 

The body of a stowaway was discovered Saturday in the landing gear of a cargo plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, a Dutch border police official told CNN.

A forensic investigation is ongoing, said Dennis Muller, spokesman for the border police, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

The man’s body has been taken to a morgue, where the authorities hope to identify him, he said.

The plane landed at the airport between 6 and 6:30 a.m. local time, having departed from Africa, Muller said. He declined to specify from which country.