Do you believe the 16 year old "hitchhiker" on Hawaiian Air?

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:59 AM GMT
    It seeems quite implausible but they have security footage of him getting over the SJC security fence ands next thing he is in Hawaii! Wow temps -50 F at 37000 feet for most of the five hour flight. I remember reading some Cubans doing this to get to Florida when planes still running to Miami but that was a lower altitude cruise as they are so close. The folks would hide out in the weeds, wait until planes made the turn and held awaiting clearance and then would scurry over to gear. This was in the 70s. I think I read about one case in Readers Digest!!
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    Apr 22, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
    good way to knock a few points off your IQ lol
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    Apr 22, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    NJDewd said.... I remember reading some Cubans doing this to get to Florida...


    I'd forgotten about that but remember those stories now. Those days were so odd. All the rafts leading up to the boatlift out of Cuba--so many died--and at the same time Haitians kept washing up dead on our beaches and at the same time bales of pot kept washing onto shore. All the while we were building condominiums on the beach. That was when Highland Beach developed, the 70s/80s. Strange days.

    tj85016 saidgood way to knock a few points off your IQ lol


    You've a delightful propensity for highlighting with understatement.
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    Apr 22, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    From 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths with only 23 survivors.
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    Apr 22, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    He was actually 15.
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    Apr 22, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    neffa saidFrom 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths with only 23 survivors.

    I live under the Heathrow flight path, about where they lower the undercarriage. Every few years someone lands earlier than the rest of the passengers. 3 in the last 18 years.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    neffa saidFrom 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths with only 23 survivors.

    I live under the Heathrow flight path, about where they lower the undercarriage. Every few years someone lands earlier than the rest of the passengers. 3 in the last 18 years.


    You have GOT to be kidding! icon_eek.gif You would have to mentally ill to crawl in there!
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    Apr 23, 2014 6:41 AM GMT
    ScruffyBunny said
    kew1 said
    neffa saidFrom 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths with only 23 survivors.

    I live under the Heathrow flight path, about where they lower the undercarriage. Every few years someone lands earlier than the rest of the passengers. 3 in the last 18 years.


    You have GOT to be kidding! icon_eek.gif You would have to mentally ill to crawl in there!

    Not kidding, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19562101
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    Apr 23, 2014 4:53 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    neffa saidFrom 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths with only 23 survivors.

    I live under the Heathrow flight path, about where they lower the undercarriage. Every few years someone lands earlier than the rest of the passengers. 3 in the last 18 years.


    Because of the hypothermia state of your body (hibernation), when the landing gear is unlocked upon landing , and the doors open , wind rushes ( similar to a cat 5 cyclone ) in the landing gear well blows everything not secured out , including a human being if residing there .
    The few that survived , had attached themselves with ropes or similar strapping devices .