Florida cargo jet grounded in Africa after blood found dripping from fuselage

By Dmitry Rashnitsov  |  Feb. 15, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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TENDAI MUGABE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An MD11 trijet cargo plane owned by Florida-based Western Global Airlines was impounded by the Zimbabwe Aviation Authority after the discovery of a body and millions in South African rands during a routine refueling.

The plane was en route from Germany to South Africa and had requested to land at the airport in Harare, Zimbabwe.

"The plane requested for a technical landing, which was granted by the airport authorities," said Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe general manager David Chaota. "Upon refueling, the airport attendants discovered that there was blood dripping from the plane. When they checked to try and ascertain where the blood was coming from that is when they discovered a suspended dead body in the plane."

Western Global Airlines is owned by James & Sunny Neff of Estero, Fla.

Authorities confirmed that the cargo on the plane is owned by South African Reserve Bank.

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