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The Madness Of (one) LHR Passenger  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13187 posts, RR: 77
Posted (11 years 5 days ago) and read 2299 times:

I've heard some crazy stuff over the years, while monitoring Concorde departures from LHR, though mostly from other BA aircraft.
But the following....

The BA155 (to Cairo), a 777 that had 260 pax, called the tower, he had to return to stand as a 'pax had a ******** in her hand luggage, (* denotes what we could not quite understand).
Neither were the tower sure what the BA Capt had said, so they asked to repeat, two more times, we were still not sure either.
Not because the Capt was incoherent, it's just that no one could quite get their heads around what they thought he had said. I certainty could not.
So the Capt said he'd spell it out, after the Tower told him that 'they were having trouble with one of his words'.
So he did, "Sierra, Quebec, Uniform, India, Romeo, Romeo, Echo, Lima".
The incredulous tower asked for clarification, "a squirrel?"
The Capt confirmed yes, the pax had a live squirrel in her hand luggage.

It turned out that she had two of them.
She must have had them on her person before boarding, surely two small mammal skeletons, probably moving, would have been picked up as her hand luggage was x-rayed.

Eventually it left late, minus one pax and two live, small, furry mammals.



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User currently offlinePilothighflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Its amazing what you can sneak through security these days!

Was the woman charged with anything for the attempted smuggling?

~Robert


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

HA HA! That's too funny  Laugh out loud I would have liked to see the scene in the cocpit as well as the tower during this conversation.

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