Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8488 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13414 times:
Naked man climbs onto wheel of moving Qantas plane
A Canadian man intent on travelling to Australia is reported to have stripped off his clothes, run naked across the tarmac at Los Angeles airport and climbed into the wheel well of a moving Qantas aircraft.
Thirty-one year-old Neil Melly apparently took the bizarre action after his attempt to buy a one-way ticket to Australia was rejected because he could not supply a valid credit card.
The aircraft was forced to stop and Melly was eventually coaxed out of the wheel well and arrested for trespassing, an airport spokeswoman told Reuters.
If the plane had not stopped, she said, he was likely to have died after falling off the aircraft during take-off, being crushed by retracting landing gear, or freezing to death.
Melly appears to have reached the plane by climbing over an airport fence topped by three strands of barbed wire.
It is understood he suffers from bi-polar disorder.
Pensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 12785 times:
Only in Los Angeles...Only in Los Angeles...
Mr.Melly forgot to take his ZoloftPaxil that day
Maybe the TV show "LAX" will do something similar to this incident. Anyone have a rough idea of how much a walkup fare would be from LAX to SYD on QF?
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 12742 times:
This reminds me of my incident i saw at Geneva. Last April i was in Geneva spotting in the tiny balcony on the top floor of the airport with the super overpriced, but very tasty sandwhich. An Air Agiers 737NG was getting ready for pushback when suddenly an arabic looking man jumped out ot the cargo hold with a grey shirt and jeans on and started RUNNING for it towards the active runway. The couple next to me video taped the whole thing. The police chased him down on foot bu the officer running lost his hat and lost his speed while woggling, trying to put on his hat again so they chased him in the police van. They stopped him short of a BAe 146 and subdued him.
What happened?? I dunno....but i can tell you it was like watching a movie!
Just think of airport security at night around the fence. Here in Turkey it is a law that the airport perimeter must have a soldier with a large ass gun in a tower around the fence i think ever 150 -2XX meters, not sure of the distance, but ANY turkish airport you go to they have a few towers around the fenced areas..ill look for a pic. Again, glad the gentlman didnt lose his life by getting onboard that flight.
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 12715 times:
Tightening security at LAX, means no more spotting (just something to keep in mind) as it is they have a patrol care at In N out burger! He asked me to move. Because I was filming next to the fence, a similar thing happened recently but the FBI searched his room and everything!
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11504 times:
Well, someone beat me to it sounding like a story line out of the tv show LAX...but my question would be...in such a bizzare incident, where were Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood at??? Heather has to be there to call him an idiot or something in her "LAX" SUV