Passenger hiding inside the wheels of a plane bound for Holland for 11 hours... Watch the surprise! (Video)

Dutch police in Amsterdam have found a passenger hiding in the front wheels of a cargo plane from South Africa, a spokeswoman announced Sunday.

The unidentified man is believed to have slipped into the wheel of the plane before it left Johannesburg, according to Royal Dutch Military Police spokeswoman Yoann Helmonds.

"The man was found alive in the front of the plane and taken to a hospital in a stable condition," she told AFP.

Helmonds pointed out that the police opened an investigation into the accident.

"It is amazing that the man is still alive," she said.

The average flight time between Johannesburg and Amsterdam is around 11 hours.

Similar incidents on flights to the Netherlands are rare, according to a police spokeswoman, noting that previous attempts included migrants from Nigeria and Kenya.

Last year, border police discovered the body of a Nigerian man in the landing gear of a plane arriving at Schiphol airport.

A man was found hiding behind the wheels of a plane hours after flying # Watch_Sky pic.twitter.com/aLHCItusUd

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