The body of a man was found in the undercarriage of a Lufthansa aircraft that arrived in Frankfurt from Iran on Friday, police told AFP. The man’s identity and cause of death are not yet known.
A spokesman for the police in the state of Hesse said that the man’s corpse was found during maintenance work.
The plane landed in Frankfurt early on Thursday morning after flying in from Tehran, Iran.
An investigation has been launched after an oxygen canister and a mask were found next to a body, police have said.
Protests have erupted throughout Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old woman was arrested by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly violating Iran’s strict dress code for women. This has led to many people taking to the streets to voice their opinion on the matter.
Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds more arrested in the unrest. The death toll continues to rise as the unrest continues.