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Crash Because Of A Crocodile!  
User currently offlineAFCDGPTP From France, joined Dec 2007, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7328 times:

According to the french-speaking magazine "Jeune Afrique"( no.2596 OCT.10,2010 page 08), here are the real reasons why the Congolese FILAIR Let-410 crashed on Aug. 25th :

" a pax boarded with a crocodile hidden in a duffle bag for resale; the animal escaped while the plane was starting its descent to the regional airport of Bandundu in Congo.
Panic on board, the frightened flight attendant ran into the cockpit and the rest of the pax followed her"

20 persons died including the belgian captain who was also the owner of the regional airline; only 2 survivors 1 pax critically injured and .... the crocodile

Magazine also mentionned that it was the survivor testimony and there was also a video seeing the crocodile leaving the plane after the crash but that I coud not find

So it is true ? or not ... Waiting for your comments

http://www.crash-aerien.aero/forum/c...ns-l-ouest-du-congo-t16192-15.html

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User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7283 times:

Quoting AFCDGPTP (Thread starter):
" a pax boarded with a crocodile hidden in a duffle bag for resale; the animal escaped while the plane was starting its descent to the regional airport of Bandundu in Congo.
Panic on board, the frightened flight attendant ran into the cockpit and the rest of the pax followed her"

20 persons died including the belgian captain who was also the owner of the regional airline; only 2 survivors 1 pax critically injured and .... the crocodile

Tragic if true.
It could certainly cause a crahs if all aboard rushed to the front of the plane, upsetting the CofG balance which may have resulted in not enought elevator authority to overcome the nose down moment. Thats why you should keep yorur pet in a cage 

/Lars



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9820 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7018 times:

Is it April Fool's day already?

A388


User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6823 times:

Sounds plausible. There have been more odd COG accidents..

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6807 times:

Apart from the CoG issues, the cockpit would have suddenly become very crowded.

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6654 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6387 times:

At least the earlier story about lack of fuel doesn't hold water considering we see a guy siphoning a wing tank !


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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 6269 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):
Apart from the CoG issues, the cockpit would have suddenly become very crowded.

Most likely they all didn't make it inside the cockpit but crowded the aisle in the forward section of the plane.

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 1):
Thats why you should keep yorur pet in a cage

I really hate animal smugglers and owners of exotic and/or vicious pets.
Owners of large lizards, snakes, pit bulls and rottweilers always terrorize innocent bystanders and cause accidents.
Not sure if this story is true but it's totally believable.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

If it was in a duffel bag how big could it have possibly been?

User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5033 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6112 times:

Back in the 80's CO had a kid smuggle a boa constrictor in a duffle bag aboard one of its IAH-EWR flights. The snake escaped and wrapped itself around a womans leg and bit her husband. Despite numerous pleadings the captain continued on to EWR with the snake on the ladies leg because "It seems happy there and doesn't want to go anywhere else".
When they arrived at EWR the fire department came on and blasted the snake with a fire extingusher and the snake released the ladies leg.
A few months later they were in Harris County court, suing CO for damages and emotional abuse.



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 7):
If it was in a duffel bag how big could it have possibly been?

Big enough to scare the hell out of most people.
Even a 1 foot long baby crocodile is strong enough to bite off your finger.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 8):
the snake on the ladies leg because "It seems happy there and doesn't want to go anywhere else".

Double-standards!
I'd be happy too wrapped around a woman's leg if she was cute.
Yet if I did just that, the captain would immediately land at the nearest airport and have me arrested.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 8):
A few months later they were in Harris County court, suing CO for damages and emotional abuse.

She and her husband had a good case but think it should have been against the bastard that smuggled the snake on-board.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5033 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5780 times:

I think the couple that had the snake wrapped around the womans leg won $300K for their ordeal.
The reason they sued is that the Captain didn't land somewhere immediately so the snake could be removed. According to witnesses the woman screamed all the way to EWR.

I agree with you, the kid should have been sued to. But you know the rules of being a lawyer, go after the deep pockets first!



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 10):
I think the couple that had the snake wrapped around the womans leg won $300K for their ordeal.

But you know the rules of being a lawyer, go after the deep pockets first!

Which means the couple actually got $20,000 after all court cost and lawyer fees.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 10):
The reason they sued is that the Captain didn't land somewhere immediately so the snake could be removed. According to witnesses the woman screamed all the way to EWR.

I would have screamed too!
I am terrified of snakes!

I hope the POS that owned the snake went behind bars.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2604 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5508 times:
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Quoting type-rated (Reply 10):
the woman screamed all the way to EWR.

I would have been screaming for a knife! I would have cut that sob off of my leg if I had to or twisted it's damned head off! Ever see that stupid movie "Snakes on Airplanes"?

It's too bad people didn't just stomp the damned crocodile but I guess panic overcame them. What a shame.



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User currently onlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 12):
I would have been screaming for a knife! I would have cut that sob off of my leg if I had to or twisted it's damned head off! Ever see that stupid movie "Snakes on Airplanes"?

It's too bad people didn't just stomp the damned crocodile but I guess panic overcame them. What a shame.

Talk about a freak situation!
As to using a knife, don't forget we can' t even bring on a tiny penknife on aircraft because of the tiny number of terror acts.


User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
I'd be happy too wrapped around a woman's leg if she was cute.
Yet if I did just that, the captain would immediately land at the nearest airport and have me arrested.

Not to mention if you had bitten her husband you would have been locked up for life!



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