Investigative reports giving to the media by close sources puts the age of the child, who was found dead, at 10 years old.
The body of the child was discovered after a plan landed in Paris coming from Abidjan in the undercarriage of the aircraft.
The carrier Air France did confirme the news of “the lifeless body of a stowaway” being discovered early in the morning at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
In the aircraft that flew in from Ivory Coast, the body was found in the well of the landing gear, it said.
In a tweet that did not specify the child’s age, Air France said “The airline expresses their condolences and deplores this human tragedy,”
Investigations is being carried out how security failed at Abidjan airport and the child was able to board a Boeing 777 Air France plane from Ivory Coast to France.