kevin
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People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Thu Dec 28, 2000 10:48 am

I just read an article which says that a man fell off the British Airways 777 bound for Mexico City. Anyone has more details?

And it was also written that one week before another man felt off the airplane at Heathrow!!!
 
United Airline
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Thu Dec 28, 2000 5:17 pm

I seriously doubt the validity of it. How can you fall off from a plane?
 
mrjworth
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Thu Dec 28, 2000 5:34 pm

One man was found in a field in Surrey in southern England which lies under the flight path for both London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports.

The other man was seen falling on to the main runway at Gatwick from a British Airways jet

More Info below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1086000/1086822.stm
 
VirginFlyer
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Thu Dec 28, 2000 7:26 pm

Very easy, if you are a stowaway hiding in the wheel well... Yes, it does happen today, and recently too...
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gkirk
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 4:40 am

This did happen, one body fell from a BA 777 taking-off from LGW for Cancun, the other supposedly fell from an unidentified a/c. Bothe fell from wheel well and died horribly.
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mrjworth
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Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:21 am

'Police say that two men who fell from an aircraft over southern England are thought to have been stowaways from Cuba.

The men had died from hypothermia while hiding in the nose-wheel compartment of a British Airways flight as it crossed the Atlantic from Havana to London's Gatwick Airport.

It is believed the second man's body had remained unnoticed in the aircraft after it landed from Havana the previous day.'

So now I understand they WERE trying to get to England. What amazes me is one went unnoticed on the ramp, doesnt say much for the checking of the undercarriage!
 
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:41 am

Can some one live at 35,000 ft. without pressurization (sp)?
Can one do this for 9 hours straight?
Never mind the cold, what about air pressure?
Bring back the Concorde
 
englandair
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:47 am

I think the hold is pressurised. In fact I know it's pressureised because when that Turkish DC-10 went down in France, the cargo door had'nt been shut properly and so the lack of pressure sucked the cabin floor down.
 
310_engineer
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 7:58 am

About 1 1/2 year ago they also found two bodies in a wheel well, on a sabena A-330.They found them in the main wheel well (note on the 330 there is a lot of space because it's the same w/w as an A-340 but without the center gear)

A lot of questions raised also that time:
How did they get there?
How long were they in there?
Where did they came from?
Why did nobody notice it?

The bodies were found during a weekly inspection and that's the only time when (without additional maint. requirements) the main w/well wil be opened.
Pre-flt and daily inspections do not ask to open them.

The A/C was only flying African routes between the 2 weekly's,that was easy to figure out where the bodies came from but nobody had an idea of how long they were in there .Post mortum turned out that they could have been there for more than one day,well preserved in icy conditions.
Strange idea that you mide have sitting just a couple of ft above a dead body ,no?Or as a flt crew or engineer walking around them for maybe days.

I don't know if they ever identified the two men.
 
teahan
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 8:08 am

I posted this a few days ago.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/353909/

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teagan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
teahan
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 8:12 am

I posted this a few days ago.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/353909/

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
VirginFlyer
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 10:05 am


Can some one live at 35,000 ft. without pressurization (sp)?
Can one do this for 9 hours straight?
Never mind the cold, what about air pressure?


No, your chances of surviving are VERY VERY VERY low, but the people who stowaway have no comprehension of this fact, and think it will be just like hanging on to a horse, or a car, or a train.


I think the hold is pressurised. In fact I know it's pressureised because when that Turkish DC-10 went down in France, the cargo door had'nt been shut properly and so the lack of pressure sucked the cabin floor down.


Yes, holds are pressurised. If they werent, there would be a huge ammount of pressure on the floor, that would accumulate in the corners, and cause a collapse. Thats why aircraft are tube shaped, sharp corners are succeptible to pressure fatigue (just look at the Comet disaster.


It is definitely a scary thought that people can get on board an aircraft like this, though, it says something about the security of airports flown to by major carriers. Now just immagine if it was a suicide bomber, and not someone seeking a better life...  
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310_engineer
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RE: People Falling Out Of The Plane!

Fri Dec 29, 2000 10:17 am

Please note that the stowaways were in the wheel wells (nose or main no diff) and not in a cargo compartment
The wheel wells are not pressurised.
Breathing on a low pressure will be very very hard at 35.000ft and you will not survive it for a long time.That's why they've installed the oxygen generators(and /or bottles) in the cabin.And they only last for max. twenty minutes.So when decompression occurs get down FFFFAAAASSSSSTTTT.

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