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Drunk Found Sleeping In An A320 Engine  
User currently offlinen1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 560 posts, RR: 17
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 21298 times:

Gotta love this.... drunk guy "sleeps" or more likely passes out in an A320 engine......

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ane-engine/articleshow/5733447.cms

But wait, it gets better! He is too drunk to talk and gets "roughed up" by the security guards and then we learn another drunk "sleeping" on the runway a month ago.  Wow!

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User currently offlineanshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 20415 times:

Shocking breaches of security. Today's Times of India also has a report about 2 men scaling the walls at DEL and trying to board flights to DXB and JED. Thankfully, both were arrested the minute they scaled the walls. Three incursions in a single day!??!?

User currently offlinelionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 20133 times:

That's why the crew has to perform a workaround check:

Nr. 49 on the checklist:
Check if drunken person in the engine


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 20068 times:

At least they didn't find him by starting the engine!

My neighbors found a cat in their car that way.



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User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7374 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 19017 times:

Actually if it was American they probably wouldn't have noticed him and would have operated 20 flights before he was removed...prompting a fine by the FAA.  

User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 986 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 17868 times:

Thank you, enilria, I couldn't have said it any better.


"Trust, but verify!" An old Russian proverb, quoted often by a modern American hero
User currently offlineaogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 17109 times:

That's why the crew has to perform a workaround check:

Nr. 49 on

Quoting lionel (Reply 2):

I'm wondering what the Fault Isolation Manual says if a drunk is indeed found......

There must be an ungodly amount of paperwork to be complied with after the removal phase....


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2182 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 16527 times:

Good way to start a week: a good laugh. Thanks for the link.


When I doubt... go running!
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 16424 times:

Quoting n1786b (Thread starter):
and then we learn another drunk "sleeping" on the runway a month ago

Hmmm. It says that person sleeping on the runway was detected by ATC radar. Is that plausible?

OT: Does anyone remember an A.Net photo of a WN ramper resting inside the front of an engine while waiting for the aircraft to be ready for pushback. This was a daylight photo. Someone from WN management saw the photo and - because the airport was known - the specific ramper was identified and disciplined because of the photo evidence.



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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 16381 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 3):
At least they didn't find him by starting the engine!

My neighbors found a cat in their car that way.

And my uncle found a cat IN his electric guitar amp the same way.


User currently offlineflyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 10483 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 8):
It says that person sleeping on the runway was detected by ATC radar. Is that plausible?

I know that some airports, such as YVR, have radar that scans the surface for anything bigger than tiny rocks. It eliminates the need for FOD checks by people driving down the runway.



As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offlinelotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 8626 times:

Did you notice the story says that the guy was in the back of the engine? It goes on to explain how there is more room to stretch out back there versus in the front. Even if it is a V2500 I seriously doubt someone could climb in and stretch out. If it was a CFM56-5B engine, no chance.

User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 8281 times:

Quoting flyboyseven (Reply 10):
scans the surface for anything bigger than tiny rocks.

Intriguing. But isn't radar NOT able to detect tissue? Forgive my ignorace when it comes to radars, but wouldn't human skin/tissue absorb radar signals?



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 8038 times:

Well at least the man has taste for his sleeping arrangements.

Good thing that the crew didn't skip the walk around.



Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 7170 times:

Booze does strange things to people. Last night while out walking the dog before bed I found a Eastern Euro guy asleep by the side of the road. I couldn't wake him so called the Police & it took 4 Police men & a Paramedic to get any response out of him.

User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 7132 times:

Quoting flyboyseven (Reply 10):
I know that some airports, such as YVR, have radar that scans the surface for anything bigger than tiny rocks. It eliminates the need for FOD checks by people driving down the runway.

Sorry, but unless you can back that up and link something, I call that BS. Sounds like something the government says when they want people to be scared of breaking the law. Kinda like the sign I saw near a commercial warehouse complex in the middle of nowhere in south GA, said "Keep out premises monitored by satellite". Yeah right

[Edited 2010-03-29 16:40:29]

User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 6622 times:

Quoting aogdesk (Reply 6):
I'm wondering what the Fault Isolation Manual says if a drunk is indeed found......

Same thing the FIM always says...step 1) replace the defective drunk with a new drunk and see if the problem comes back...

Quoting Western727 (Reply 12):
But isn't radar NOT able to detect tissue? Forgive my ignorace when it comes to radars, but wouldn't human skin/tissue absorb radar signals?

Depends on the wavelength. The full-body scanners used in airports are millimeter-wave RF, which is technically radar.

Quoting spudsmac (Reply 15):
Sorry, but unless you can back that up and link something, I call that BS.
http://www.xsightsys.com/index.aspx?id=3287
http://www.qinetiq.com/home_tarsier/...onising_runway_safety/tarsier.html

Tom.


User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 16):
Quoting spudsmac (Reply 15):
Sorry, but unless you can back that up and link something, I call that BS.
http://www.xsightsys.com/index.aspx?id=3287
http://www.qinetiq.com/home_tarsier/...onising_runway_safety/tarsier.html

Touché. I thought that kind of radar was only in the hands of the military.


User currently offlineGolfOscarDelta From India, joined Feb 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Quote:
went to sleep behind the biggest fan on a sizzling Delhi night

That just takes the cake   


User currently offlinerolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Quote:

While approaching the aircraft door around 4am, a team member saw a leg dangling from the rear of the engine.

(...)

While it is easy to climb the front of an engine, it does not have enough space for a person to stretch out. The rear, on the other hand, has plenty of space. Also, the front of an engine is covered at night to prevent animals from entering.

(From the linked article)
There is more space at the rear for a jet engine???



rolf
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6411 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Quoting aogdesk (Reply 6):
I'm wondering what the Fault Isolation Manual says if a drunk is indeed found......

Probably depends on which (bodily) fluids the said drunk shed before discovery   



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Whats the main concern is How did this guy who is NOT an Employee get into a secure zone.
regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinelitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
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You will find that drunk folks tend to find the darndest places to ... collapse.

There was a story out of Chicago a few years back of a drunk who passed out on the Union Pacific mainline.

Something like 10-12 trains passed overhead without issue, because he was passed out between the rails.

Finally, a crew saw him, and put the train into emergency, coming to a stop atop the poor fellow.

Who was still snoring.

The EMS folks prodded him a few times and he finally woke up, saw the train atop him, and sat up with a start -- promptly smacking his head on the underside of a truck (set of wheels), giving himself a concussion, and proving in the process that a 234,000 lb loaded coal hopper is harder than a drunk's noggin.

He was extracted on a backboard and taken to a hospital to dry out, luckily escaping without injury (other than the concussion)

- litz


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