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WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT (WUSA) -- A dead body was found in the landing-gear wheel well of an airplane at Dulles Airport today, officials said.

The body of the adult male was discovered by ground crew on Saturday around 1:30 p.m. from a South African Airways aircraft. The Airbus A340 was parked at a remote parking area of the airport, officials said.

This is an active investigation.

There has been no impact on the operation of the airport's terminals or runways, officials said.