(CNN)A 16-year-old Kenyan boy has survived sub-zero temperatures on an hour-long flight from London to the Netherlands by hiding himself near the plane's landing gear.
Dutch police are investigating the possibility of human trafficking after finding the boy falling from a compartment in an aircraft at Maastricht Aachen airport in Limburg on Thursday.
"For us, it is a miracle," a spokesperson for the Dutch police said. "Usually when someone stows away like this, they die because of the cold or a lack of oxygen," said Marvin Engh, a spokesman for the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, one of the national police forces in the country.
The stowaway was taken to a hospital with hypothermia but has since made a full recovery, police said.
He started his journey in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and went from there to Istanbul, Turkey, before continuing to London Stansted airport, according to Engh.
The only flight that landed at Maastricht from Stansted on Thursday was the Turkish Airlines THY6305, cargo aircraft A332, according to FlightAware, the world's largest flight tracking platform.
The plane reached a maximum height of 5,791 meters (19,000 feet) and a speed of 460 miles per hour.
The stowaway's flight had arrived in London from Istanbul earlier on Thursday morning and spent three hours there before leaving for Maastricht.
Stansted officials confirmed the flight the stowaway traveled on was operated by the airline, which is Turkey's national carrier.