Russian investigators baffled as to why man crawled into plane’s engine

MOSCOW – Prosecutors say workers preparing a plane for a flight from Siberia to an Egyptian resort city discovered a man hiding in one of the engines.

The Transport Prosecutor’s office says the man was found in the engine of the jetliner that was to fly from the city of Kemerovo to Hurghada, Egypt, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.

The man was in what the prosecutor’s office called “inadequate condition” and he could not explain how or why he had crawled into the engine, the report said. It said he was taken to a hospital after being discovered on Saturday, but his identity has not been established.

Kemerovo is about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow.