|Quoting Jerald01 (Reply 9):|
Thanks, but I think I'd rather just pay the airfare and ride inside...
|Quoting SANFan (Reply 13):|
My thought on this subject is: we always hear of the stowaways that DON'T make it but do you suppose some DO survive such a journey and just go on their merry way when they land? I would think it almost impossible to survive a trip of any length but do we really know for sure?
...just thinking out loud...
|Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 27):|
I doubt it at 54 dergrees below cero it´s difficult to survive more than 1 hour, imagine 8 or 9.
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):|
Probably just one of millions desperate to escape a life of poverty. As mentioned above, there have been quite a few similar incidents over the years, probably 2 or 3 a year on average,
|Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 47):|
Im just wondering has anyone ever heard of a body flipping out over a city on approach or on a runway..??? I would think the cops would find it very confuseing to find a frozen man from africa in my backyard.
|Quoting Floris (Reply 45):
If a stowaway can get in there, so can a terrorist,
|Quoting PilotNTrng (Reply 46):
What happens if he was a suicide bomber, strapped with explosives?
|Quoting NAV20 (Reply 51):|
Airports and aeroplanes are relatively easy places to secure - so perhaps people should just stop mentally classifying everyone seen at an airport with a dark skin, and/or anyone of the Muslim faith, as a 'suspected terrorist'?
|Quoting Gift4tbone (Reply 53):|
BUT as I see your not from the US, Us american's look at things, especially flying differently since 9/11...
|Quoting NAV20 (Reply 54):|
You know what? I went ahead with it. I knew damn well, even on the limited evidence available immediately after the attack, that there was zero chance of anything like it happening again.
|Quoting Mortkork (Reply 31):|
Deflating a tire that is filled with nitrogen would only kill you faster
|Quoting Geardown (Reply 56):|
One lucky guy who survived (and he was not from Africa):
|Quoting SpeckSpot (Reply 69):|
An obvious solution would be to retrofit wheel wells with motion detectors, infrared detectors and webcams or videocams. Solving it could be done for probably less than $1000 per aircraft.
|Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 72):|
Maybe they can just spray down undercarriages with teflon so they are just really really hard to hold onto and climb up, lol.
|Quoting Charliejag1 (Reply 73):
The best security system is a ramper looking into the wheel wells before push
|Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 62):|
Wrong. Wheel well should be checked just before clearing for take-off because at this point the a/c will be at the boundary of the airport and the tresspasser could (jump the fence or whatever) get into the wheel at that point.