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LH EZE-FRA Emergency Landing In REC  
User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8034 times:

LH B747 flying EZE-FRA made an emergency landing today, Sunday, at 3h30 (local time) in REC because a Nigerian pax onboard died after having digested 104 capsules of cocaine (about 1.7 kg of the drug) before the plane took off from EZE. Sources state the pax arrived in EZE from SA flights JNB-EZE.

http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/g...-apos-ingerir-cocaina,562386,0.htm

Rgs,

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User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7950 times:

LH B747 resumed the flight the same day from REC to FRA today, Sunday, at 8am (local time). When REC emergency medical team reached the aircraft the Nigerian passenger had already passed away. The Federal Police in REC informed that it was clinicaly detected that one of the cocaine capsules had bursted inside his body.

The flight was full with 308 passengers onboard and 17 crew members.

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidia...sulas-de-cocaina-no-estomago.shtml

Rgs,

[Edited 2010-06-06 14:12:50]

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

Thanks for posting the info! I was already wondering when I visited the FRA website yesterday evening to look if LH2010 (the A380 World Cup charter) is on time. There I also saw that the EZE flight (LH511) was delayed and coming in via REC.

Quoting hardiwv (Thread starter):
after having digested 104 capsules of cocaine (about 1.7 kg of the drug)

1.7 kg?  Wow! Damn, that's a lot! How can sombody be so stupid?

Patrick


User currently offlineogre727 From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 712 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

wow... weird... saw this plane leave... I took IB 6844 EZE to MAD a little later...


Sigh
User currently offlinedanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

Any pics of the 747 at REC ?

User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
Damn, that's a lot! How can sombody be so stupid?

Somebody can be that stupid because they have no other chances in life to go to a developed country and try to make a living, or they are coerced by drug trafficking cartels, or have to pay for their child's surgery but the little money they get from work is not enough, and a thousand other reasons.

It's not as simple as being so stupid. I recommend you watch Maria, full of grace.

Has there been an investigation on where those drugs were coming from? Where did he swallow them? In Buenos Aires or was he just in transit? This should prove interesting.


User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 5):
Has there been an investigation on where those drugs were coming from? Where did he swallow them? In Buenos Aires or was he just in transit? This should prove interesting.

The Brazilian Federal policy is investigating the case and has contacted their Argentinian counterparts. The evidence shows he had digested the capsules in Argentina before boarding. The also article mentions that so far this year 14kg of cocaine were seized in REC airport and 5 people jailed.

Rgs,


User currently offlineVal747 From France, joined Aug 2009, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3914 times:

Quoting hardiwv (Reply 1):
The flight was full with 308 passengers onboard and 17 crew members.

LH 747 is full with 308 pax?


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3902 times:

They have 330 seats, so it was not full, but a LF of 93.3% is a good number.

User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3866 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 8):
They have 330 seats, so it was not full, but a LF of 93.3% is a good number.

93% LF is a full plane in my opinion...LH B747 have high yielding configuration, different from AF B747 which carriers +400 pax because of its high density Y configuration.

Rgs,


User currently offlineVal747 From France, joined Aug 2009, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

I had no idea LH 747 had so "few" seats, compared to 436 pax AF 747...

User currently offlineVal747 From France, joined Aug 2009, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Actually, it's said 390 seats on LH website

http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/flee...ng-haul-fleet/boeing-b747-400.html


User currently offlinehardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Lufthansa B747: 352 seats (16F/66C/270Y)
Air France B747: 436 seats (40C/396Y)

AF B747 has a high density configuration, by contrast, LH has a high yielding configuration. AF high yielding configured aircraft are the B77W and B772 International. AF long-haul aircraft are lower yielding as compared to LH configuration.

Rgs,


User currently offlineLHPII From Croatia, joined May 2009, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Quoting Val747 (Reply 10):
I had no idea LH 747 had so "few" seats, compared to 436 pax AF 747...
Quoting Val747 (Reply 11):
Actually, it's said 390 seats on LH website

http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/flee....html

LH operates 3 different B744 configurations:

16-80-234 and this is a standard configutration that all aircraft operate in good times, however thereare two other possible configurations:

16-66-270
16-52-310

390 seats stated on your link is an old number before reconfiguring B744s with lie-flat seats in C class.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 5):
Somebody can be that stupid because they have no other chances in life to go to a developed country and try to make a living, or they are coerced by drug trafficking cartels, or have to pay for their child's surgery but the little money they get from work is not enough, and a thousand other reasons.

It's not as simple as being so stupid. I recommend you watch Maria, full of grace.

Has there been an investigation on where those drugs were coming from? Where did he swallow them? In Buenos Aires or was he just in transit? This should prove interesting.

Well said and my sentiments exactly...what made that movie so disturbing is that it is happening everyday...


User currently offlineINNflyer From Austria, joined Dec 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Swallowing cocaine (i.e. in condoms) is a common strategy to smuggle drugs. If such a condom ruptures, the cocaine is absorbed in the intestines, resulting in excessive cardiovascular stress which may cause a fatal myocardial infarction or hemorrhage in the brain. These "body packers" are diagnosed with X-ray. In FRA, they have a special bath room with glass walls, where suspects get medicine to soften their stool and eventually, discharge the drugs. Swallowing cocaine is dangerous, and can not be antagonized with another drug; accordingly, if such a cocaine-filled, ingested condom ruptures inflight, I deem survival chances to be extremely slim.

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