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BA Worker Busted Trying To Sneak Coke In 747 Nose  
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8930 times:

Brief fair use excerpt from the sensationalist tabloid, The Sun:

Quote:
A BA flight engineer planned to smuggle £5million worth of cocaine into Britain — in a jumbo jet’s NOSECONE.

Gary Crane, 51, even staged a dummy run with a fake 20kg package flown from South Africa.

Plot to stash coke in 747 nose


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
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User currently offlineBA767s From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8909 times:

Im pretty sure this isnt the only time this has been done.

John


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8872 times:

Nice bit of money on the side lol.


B it unfair to BA, imagine if tbhey had been caught and no-one had owed uplol


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8847 times:

Baggage handler Neil Weir, 42, turned supergrass when they were rumbled, Reading Crown Court heard this week.

What in the world does that mean??


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8822 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
Baggage handler Neil Weir, 42, turned supergrass when they were rumbled, Reading Crown Court heard this week.

What in the world does that mean??

He ratted them out...lol

And this is certainly very unusual, but as said earlier it probably has been done before with success.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8773 times:

I did not realize BA 747 had a "flight engineer " if they do give us a job

littlevc10  Wink


User currently offlineKaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 740 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8626 times:

Quoting N328KF (Thread starter):
BA Worker Busted Trying To Sneak Coke In 747 Nose

He sure was trying to get that Jumbo high!



I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not terrified and screaming, like his passengers
User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8598 times:

[quote=Kaneporta1,reply=6][/quote

LOL!!! Hahaha.
 Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8125 times:

The Weather radar sensing Interference  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8102 times:

Nice try.. Which once again shows that crews have to pass security the same way the passengers do - thoroughly.


"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8040 times:

[quote=EHHO,reply=9]Which once again shows that crews have to pass security the same way the passengers do - thoroughly.

However British Airways do not employ Flight Engineers any longer, what they mean probably is a ground engineer who works on flight departures, and I am not sure what security checks they have every time they enter the ramp. I would think they are equally as strict as passengers or flight crews

littlevc10


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7929 times:

Quoting Kaneporta1 (Reply 6):
He sure was trying to get that Jumbo high!

Damn you beat me to it!  bigthumbsup 



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Quoting VC10 (Reply 10):
However British Airways do not employ Flight Engineers any longer, what they mean probably is a ground engineer who works on flight departures, and I am not sure what security checks they have every time they enter the ramp. I would think they are equally as strict as passengers or flight crews

That's an interesting point. Last year we had the famous armed robbery of diamonds on the cargo apron at AMS, after which airside staff security has been stepped up significantly. Everyone entering airside on staff passes is checked thoroughly nowadays, whereas in the old days flashing the Schiphol staff ID was enough to be let through.



"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
User currently offlineCJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7069 times:

Yeah, apparently coke cancel's any interference with the radar?


Work Hard/Fly Right.
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6961 times:
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doesn't it work better in your own nose ?


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User currently offlineCJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6945 times:

I would have thought so  biggrin 


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User currently offlineKaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 740 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5712 times:

Here's another one:

He was giving this Jumbo a "quick fix"



I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not terrified and screaming, like his passengers
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

Quoting Kaneporta1 (Reply 16):
He was giving this Jumbo a "quick fix"

Makes you wonder what 'Speed Tape' actually is eh?



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

In the words of Black Sabbath...

"My life was empty, forever on a down,
Until you took me, showed me around
My life is free now, my life is clear
I love you sweet leaf though you can't hear"*

*Sweatleaf-1971

How many lives have been affected because of this scumball?



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Did the jumbo inhale??  Big grin

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineKaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 740 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 19):
Did the jumbo inhale??

I hope it did, otherwise, there would have been a Jumbo sneeze



I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not terrified and screaming, like his passengers
User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

I must be really naive but when I read the topic title I had an image of a guy stealing and drinking cans of coke in the forward cabin.  coffee 


Phoning it in from a place with no phones.
User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

So the plane would've been flying a LOT faster overnight, but very unstable, then it would've refused to move for the next two days.

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5673 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 21):
I must be really naive but when I read the topic title I had an image of a guy stealing and drinking cans of coke in the forward cabin.

That was my first impression!

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 22):
So the plane would've been flying a LOT faster overnight, but very unstable, then it would've refused to move for the next two days.

LOL< Sounds like a DL plane...



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User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 9):
Nice try.. Which once again shows that crews have to pass security the same way the passengers do - thoroughly

Just on a side note, on friday i was flew BOG-MDE on a AV 757 that after MED goes north to MIA. I sat on 33K and from my window I could see all the luggage being loaded and 2 security guards around the rampers cehcking everything they did and even more, if they went into the cargo hold of the ac, even having them taking their shoes and hats off (almost a body cavity search........) That search was tougher than on pax. It surprised me a bit, but this is how AV have to deal with drug dealers and try to avoid serious penalties from american authorities if any shipment of drugs is smuggled in one of their birds.


Cheers

JAAH



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