HUMAN remains were found on the tyre of a Saudi-owned Nas Air jet when it landed in Riyadh after a flight from Beirut, a Lebanon airport official said, adding that a man had apparently tried to hitch a ride on the aircraft's landing gear. "A man who has not yet been identified somehow managed to grab hold of a (wheel) of the jet in Beirut without the control tower noticing before takeoff," the official said.
Lebanon's state-run National News Agency (NNA) said passengers on the plane reported seeing a man in a baseball cap with a backpack make a dash for plane as it prepared to taxi. He stumbled once and then continued towards the plane. "The passengers and flight attendants informed the pilot, but he did not take any action and continued takeoff.