anshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 483 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20069 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!??!?
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2124 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 16078 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.
The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
lotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8280 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.
IcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6824 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.
spudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 288 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6786 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
rolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1764 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2721 times:
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???
litz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1749 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
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)