Two men believed to be stowaways on a U.S.-bound flight from Ecuador died after falling from the aircraft on Monday.

Local prosecutor Carlos Bustamante said the incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. when employees at the airport spotted three objects falling from the plane.

“As we approached, we saw two people – one on the runway and the other in the grass area,” he told El Comercio. “The first one had a pulse, but died minutes later. The other person had died.”

He said the third item that fell from the plane was a suitcase, which contained about $20 and clothes. No identification for the two men were found.

“What is known is that the plane came from Peru,” Bastamante told the newspaper. “From the characteristics of the citizens, they may come from Peru, and from here (from the flight) they would go to the United States, to New York.” – Fox News

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