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Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX  
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12906 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.


http://www.travelbiz.com.au/articles/78/0c028d78.asp


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12832 times:
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Glad it didn't end with his death. Its very concerning that he managed to climb over three seats of barbed wire. Why arrest him, he needs help

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12817 times:
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Wow, very interesting event. Quite a crazy thing to run and jump on the wheel of the moving B744, which is very dangerous, considering the engines running and the speed of the plane taxiing.

[Edited 2004-11-04 09:46:26]

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12790 times:

Already being in LAX probably makes him the most travelled Newfie ever  Laugh out loud




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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12784 times:

Melly appears to have reached the plane by climbing over an airport fence topped by three strands of barbed wire.

Well, I think that LAX should put their safety in question. Surely this men should not have been able to get on the tarmac!?

Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12623 times:

>>>It is understood he suffers from bi-polar disorder.

Climbing naked over a fence with three strands of barbed wire, it's lucky that he didn't suffer from no-testicle disorder...  Big grin

Only in LA.....


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12410 times:

Sounds like a typical scene from an episode of the NBC series, LAXBig grin

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12383 times:

Sounds like a typical scene from an episode of the NBC series, LAX.

John, you beat me to the punchline.

Maybe he's a member of the Al-Nudist organization.  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12321 times:

Glad it didn't end with his death

Trust me, if it had, we wouldn't be any worse off...and he'd have awarded a Darwin Award. What a moron.



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User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5803 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12299 times:

Ahhh...another stellar moment for airport security in the US!! Not!!!!  Pissed


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12277 times:

Only in Los Angeles...Only in Los Angeles...
Mr.Melly forgot to take his ZoloftPaxil that day  Smile
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?


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12234 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!  Smile

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.



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12207 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!


No Vueling No Party
User currently offline738_Driver From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11843 times:

What's the big deal??? I do it all the time!

User currently offlineBoeingPride800 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 430 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11770 times:

I think the boy took an overdose of some Viagara. I mean would you do that to an airplane?!

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11358 times:
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Well with WN trying to have assigned seating, these higher-tier flyers may have to go elsewhere.


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User currently offlineDeltawings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11317 times:

Any Pictures?







 Smile



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User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11281 times:

Has there been a Press Release from Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood regarding the event?


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User currently offlineMconway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11035 times:

Already being in LAX probably makes him the most travelled Newfie ever

Easy with the Newfie jokes, or I'll send Danny Williams after you  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 10996 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 Big grin

User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10449 times:

I never realized that Sydney was THE destination of the year!  Big grin



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User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10153 times:

This bloke needed to wait until he got to Bondi beach to strip off nekkid.


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User currently offlineCrossChecked From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9705 times:

This would make a good photo.

There are never a.netters around when you need 'em. Embarrassment)

Gives me a calendar idea.....

Nude Stowaways of LAX 2005



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3583 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9561 times:

Lol, no way he could make it to SYD NAKED in a QF 747 wheelwell.


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User currently offlinePropatriamori From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9385 times:

Hey Aydin,

I was in IST visiting the in-laws this summer and saw the towers around the airport perimeter. They are definately locked and loaded.

I didn't notice those before, thought they might be there because of a possible civil/military dual use function. Interesting to learn it's the law down there.

Are you a citizen? Maybe you could get that duty for your mandatory military service...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Just kidding! Sonra...


25 NBGskygod : Good one CrossChecked, but I think that is definently one calender I will pass up on.
26 Afay1 : If you covered yourself in petroleum jelly once inside the wheelwell, would u have a better chance of survival?
27 NBGskygod : If you covered yourself in petroleum jelly...you would still need serious psychological help.
28 Pilotaydin : Hey propat: I actually am hoping that i can do my military service guarding the airport perimiter! SO you hit it right on! The in laws are turkish huh
29 United_Fan : How would you climb a fence with no shoes on anyway ?
30 Hz747300 : When I first saw the Topic, I thought it was about the show "LAX". If art imitates life--and they need to boost ratings--how long before they have Hea
31 TWA902fly : BoeingPride800... Viagra, Extasy and a very different kind of love for aviation then we have TWA902
32 Pilotaydin : oooo Tahiti i need a vacation so bad....
33 Post contains images MissedApproach : Sure, you'd never survive a flight to Australia in a 747 wheel well, nude. Some people just can't resist the bargain of a free trip though! Which has
34 Bill142 : you'd never survive a flight to Australia in a 747 wheel well, Just think about the shrinkage lol...... Lack of oxygen would be the last thing on you
35 TonyBurr : I hope this does not give the TSA any ideas! It is enough to have to take off shoes, coats, belts, etc.. Will it go this far for security? Of course h
36 L-188 : Let me guess, he voted for Kerry and was trying to flee the country?
37 Chgoflyer : That takes "big nads" was he aussie?
38 Ted747 : What the fuck was this clown thinking? How did he manage to climb the fence and then get so close? I guess at least the pilots knew he wasn't strabbed
39 IHadAPheo : I can just imagine the scene...... somewhere nearby the airport in Australia there is a borthday party for a 40 something single woman, she makes her
40 Post contains images Cactus739 : I actually got curious, so I did price a last minute ticket from LAX-SYD. The soonest it would let me book was 11/6. I figured since the guy had a bad
41 Post contains images Airbear : Sounds to me, like it was yet another Richard Branson publicity stunt, trying to hump the wheel of the QF a/c, to show what he was going to do to QF o
42 David T : Viagara's latest add... "Not even barbed wire can cut into YOUR johnson time..." According to CNN, the man was reported as missing to the Royal Canadi
43 Neilalp : Even Jay Leno got this into an LAX TV show joke. He described the event then said "Apparently NBC's show LAX is desperate for ratings"
44 Post contains images Cancidas : shows you who really "runs" LAX. pun intended.
45 Post contains images Pensacolaguy : Cactus739:One way... on QF008, 12, 108 or 104, is $2790.03. Me:Yikes! No wonder his credit card didn't work Probably more then $2790, since it was a w
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