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Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:26 pm

Naked man climbs onto wheel of moving Qantas plane

A Canadian man intent on travelling to Australia is reported to have stripped off his clothes, run naked across the tarmac at Los Angeles airport and climbed into the wheel well of a moving Qantas aircraft.

Thirty-one year-old Neil Melly apparently took the bizarre action after his attempt to buy a one-way ticket to Australia was rejected because he could not supply a valid credit card.

The aircraft was forced to stop and Melly was eventually coaxed out of the wheel well and arrested for trespassing, an airport spokeswoman told Reuters.

If the plane had not stopped, she said, he was likely to have died after falling off the aircraft during take-off, being crushed by retracting landing gear, or freezing to death.

Melly appears to have reached the plane by climbing over an airport fence topped by three strands of barbed wire.

It is understood he suffers from bi-polar disorder.


http://www.travelbiz.com.au/articles/78/0c028d78.asp
 
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:38 pm

Glad it didn't end with his death. Its very concerning that he managed to climb over three seats of barbed wire. Why arrest him, he needs help
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:43 pm

Wow, very interesting event. Quite a crazy thing to run and jump on the wheel of the moving B744, which is very dangerous, considering the engines running and the speed of the plane taxiing.

[Edited 2004-11-04 09:46:26]
 
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:48 pm

Already being in LAX probably makes him the most travelled Newfie ever  Laugh out loud

 
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:50 pm

Melly appears to have reached the plane by climbing over an airport fence topped by three strands of barbed wire.

Well, I think that LAX should put their safety in question. Surely this men should not have been able to get on the tarmac!?

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Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:36 pm

>>>It is understood he suffers from bi-polar disorder.

Climbing naked over a fence with three strands of barbed wire, it's lucky that he didn't suffer from no-testicle disorder...  Big grin

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Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:42 pm

Sounds like a typical scene from an episode of the NBC series, LAXBig grin
 
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:47 pm

Sounds like a typical scene from an episode of the NBC series, LAX.

John, you beat me to the punchline.

Maybe he's a member of the Al-Nudist organization.  Laugh out loud
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:09 pm

Glad it didn't end with his death

Trust me, if it had, we wouldn't be any worse off...and he'd have awarded a Darwin Award. What a moron.
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:19 pm

Ahhh...another stellar moment for airport security in the US!! Not!!!!  Pissed
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:24 pm

Only in Los Angeles...Only in Los Angeles...
Mr.Melly forgot to take his ZoloftPaxil that day  Smile
Maybe the TV show "LAX" will do something similar to this incident. Anyone have a rough idea of how much a walkup fare would be from LAX to SYD on QF?
 
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Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:33 pm

This reminds me of my incident i saw at Geneva. Last April i was in Geneva spotting in the tiny balcony on the top floor of the airport with the super overpriced, but very tasty sandwhich. An Air Agiers 737NG was getting ready for pushback when suddenly an arabic looking man jumped out ot the cargo hold with a grey shirt and jeans on and started RUNNING for it towards the active runway. The couple next to me video taped the whole thing. The police chased him down on foot bu the officer running lost his hat and lost his speed while woggling, trying to put on his hat again so they chased him in the police van. They stopped him short of a BAe 146 and subdued him.
What happened?? I dunno....but i can tell you it was like watching a movie!  Smile

Just think of airport security at night around the fence. Here in Turkey it is a law that the airport perimeter must have a soldier with a large ass gun in a tower around the fence i think ever 150 -2XX meters, not sure of the distance, but ANY turkish airport you go to they have a few towers around the fenced areas..ill look for a pic. Again, glad the gentlman didnt lose his life by getting onboard that flight.
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:42 pm

Tightening security at LAX, means no more spotting (just something to keep in mind) as it is they have a patrol care at In N out burger! He asked me to move. Because I was filming next to the fence, a similar thing happened recently but the FBI searched his room and everything!
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:36 am

What's the big deal??? I do it all the time!
 
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:42 am

I think the boy took an overdose of some Viagara. I mean would you do that to an airplane?!
 
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:26 am

Well with WN trying to have assigned seating, these higher-tier flyers may have to go elsewhere.
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:29 am

Any Pictures?







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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:32 am

Has there been a Press Release from Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood regarding the event?
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:58 am

Already being in LAX probably makes him the most travelled Newfie ever

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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:01 am

Well, someone beat me to it sounding like a story line out of the tv show LAX...but my question would be...in such a bizzare incident, where were Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood at??? Heather has to be there to call him an idiot or something in her "LAX" SUV Big grin
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:12 am

I never realized that Sydney was THE destination of the year!  Big grin
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:49 am

This bloke needed to wait until he got to Bondi beach to strip off nekkid.
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:47 am

This would make a good photo.

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Gives me a calendar idea.....

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Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:06 am

Lol, no way he could make it to SYD NAKED in a QF 747 wheelwell.
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:32 am

Hey Aydin,

I was in IST visiting the in-laws this summer and saw the towers around the airport perimeter. They are definately locked and loaded.

I didn't notice those before, thought they might be there because of a possible civil/military dual use function. Interesting to learn it's the law down there.

Are you a citizen? Maybe you could get that duty for your mandatory military service...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:36 am

Good one CrossChecked, but I think that is definently one calender I will pass up on.
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:39 am

If you covered yourself in petroleum jelly once inside the wheelwell, would u have a better chance of survival?
 
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:55 am

If you covered yourself in petroleum jelly...you would still need serious psychological help.
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:04 am

Hey propat: I actually am hoping that i can do my military service guarding the airport perimiter! SO you hit it right on! The in laws are turkish huh? at least the food is nice im hoping!

it's a nice thing to have military armed protecting the airport, they dont mind you taking pics either, just dont try to cross the fence...then it's a different story!

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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:22 am

How would you climb a fence with no shoes on anyway ?
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:29 am

When I first saw the Topic, I thought it was about the show "LAX". If art imitates life--and they need to boost ratings--how long before they have Heather Locklear strip naked and climb into a wheel well of a Shorts360 bound for Tahiti?
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:32 am

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Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:34 am

oooo Tahiti i need a vacation so bad....
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:56 am

Sure, you'd never survive a flight to Australia in a 747 wheel well, nude. Some people just can't resist the bargain of a free trip though! Which has more legroom, the mains or the nose?  Laugh out loud
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:17 am

you'd never survive a flight to Australia in a 747 wheel well,

Just think about the shrinkage lol...... Lack of oxygen would be the last thing on you mind.
 
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:55 am

I hope this does not give the TSA any ideas! It is enough to have to take off shoes, coats, belts, etc.. Will it go this far for security? Of course he could not have had shoes on when he climpbed the fence, you are not allowed through security with shoes. So much for security.
 
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:22 am

Let me guess, he voted for Kerry and was trying to flee the country?
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:15 am

That takes "big nads" was he aussie?
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:00 am

What the fuck was this clown thinking? How did he manage to climb the fence and then get so close?

I guess at least the pilots knew he wasn't strabbed with explosives as he was naked - either that or pushed them up his arse!

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Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:02 am

I can just imagine the scene...... somewhere nearby the airport in Australia there is a borthday party for a 40 something single woman, she makes her wish and blows out the candles on her cake. Moments later a frozen naked man falls from the sky and lands in the pool.

Another thought would have to be sitting in a comfy window seat, looking out the window and seeing a naked dude running along side the plane

Still it is not to reassurring that one can strip naked, climb a fence and run across airside in a full dressnudist uniform and not be stopped untill after reaching the plane, oh well I wonder his airbrake was fully deployed.

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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:19 am

I actually got curious, so I did price a last minute ticket from LAX-SYD. The soonest it would let me book was 11/6. I figured since the guy had a bad credit card, so I priced economy.  Smile

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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:45 am

Sounds to me, like it was yet another Richard Branson publicity stunt, trying to hump the wheel of the QF a/c, to show what he was going to do to QF once VS begins flying to Australia this coming December!  Smile
 
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:48 am

Viagara's latest add... "Not even barbed wire can cut into YOUR johnson time..."

According to CNN, the man was reported as missing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Sorry boys, you missed your man by 8 inches!

I can see the QANTAS pilots back home telling the story to friends and family... "I saw Woody!" "Oh, Woody Harrellson lives in Hollywood, of course you did Dear!"
 
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RE: Naked Man Jumps Onto Wheel Of QF Plane At LAX

Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:49 pm

Even Jay Leno got this into an LAX TV show joke.

He described the event then said "Apparently NBC's show LAX is desperate for ratings"

 
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Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:08 pm

shows you who really "runs" LAX. pun intended.  Big grin
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Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:54 am

Cactus739:One way... on QF008, 12, 108 or 104, is $2790.03.
Me:Yikes! No wonder his credit card didn't work  Smile Probably more then $2790, since it was a walk-up fare.