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Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:25 am

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 12686.html

Happened in Lagos, Nigeria. 737. Clear security breach that is beyond the usual... He was lucky to have survived.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:48 am

MalevTU134 wrote:
Clear security breach that is beyond the usual

Not for that area, it ain't. :sad:
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:05 am

LAX772LR wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
Clear security breach that is beyond the usual

Not for that area, it ain't. :sad:

One might ask how he was planning to hang on for the ride. Probably had no notion at all of the forces involved. (Obviously, he would have fallen off far before getting to altitude, so hypoxia is of no relevance here.)
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:15 am

Apparently 'Die Hard 2" was recently on TV and he was trying the Bruce Willis move on the wing.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 am

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-49048472

The version from BBC Pidgin...
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:21 am

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-49048473

...and the disciplinary outcome, from the same source.

It even says he dropped his bag INSIDE the engine... Maybe he thought it was Ryanair?
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:35 am

I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:38 am

The SECURITY at airports in Africa is questionable. Note that the EU3 and DL fly out of LOS for Europe & North America. Time for another security sweep for procedures!?
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:39 am

B6JFKH81 wrote:
I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O

If that is the case, he was very lucky indeed. Is there somebody here knowledgeable to say whether he could have jumped out of the #2 engine when he heard/felt it spool up? Or is that process so fast that he would have been instantly sucked in?
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 am

MalevTU134 wrote:
B6JFKH81 wrote:
I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O

If that is the case, he was very lucky indeed. Is there somebody here knowledgeable to say whether he could have jumped out of the #2 engine when he heard/felt it spool up? Or is that process so fast that he would have been instantly sucked in?

You'd have a few seconds. The N1 stage doesn't really get up to speed until the fuel is introduced and combustion takes place. Until then, it's like a strong fan blowing, but you could easily overcome it.
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:55 am

Should have put the engine in reverse!
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 am

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Should have put the engine in reverse!


You do realize reverse thrust does not reverse the flow through the engine. So it won't blow him out of the engine, It would suck him in farther.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:33 am

Revelation wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/wing-plane-climb-engine-nigeria-lagos-airport-security-a9012686.html

Happened in Lagos, Nigeria. 737. Clear security breach that is beyond the usual... He was lucky to have survived.

This man needs to emigrate to Florida and impregnate as many local women as possible.

"Florida man slides onto 737" is the new "737 slides off the runway"!

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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:17 pm

rbavfan wrote:
BrianWilkes wrote:
Should have put the engine in reverse!


You do realize reverse thrust does not reverse the flow through the engine. So it won't blow him out of the engine, It would suck him in farther.


Arrrhhh you do realize thats what I was going for here!
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:13 pm

See, I told you. Since this happened in Africa, everyone is saying how security is so lax over there. Never mind, you had someone steal a plane here in Seattle.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:15 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
See, I told you. Since this happened in Africa, everyone is saying how security is so lax over there. Never mind, you had someone steal a plane here in Seattle.


Just a slight bit of different there since the guy in Seattle was at least allowed to be on airport grounds.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:17 pm

admanager wrote:
Apparently 'Die Hard 2" was recently on TV and he was trying the Bruce Willis move on the wing.


Or maybe he'd seen Flying Down to Rio and thought he'd do a song and dance routine on the Piglet's wing.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:17 pm

Wing walkers was a thing back in the barn storming days.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:35 pm

Ziyulu wrote:
See, I told you. Since this happened in Africa, everyone is saying how security is so lax over there. Never mind, you had someone steal a plane here in Seattle.


I think that when there have been several security breaches at the same airport (LOS), it is time to be concerned about security at that airport.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:59 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm

x1234 wrote:
The SECURITY at airports in Africa is questionable. Note that the EU3 and DL fly out of LOS for Europe & North America. Time for another security sweep for procedures!?


Oh please.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/M ... 99321.html
https://www.denverpost.com/2012/08/13/j ... led-fence/
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jet-skier-bro ... d=17550202
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... /73009318/

And that's just JFK. And let's not talk about the TSA's abysmal performance, shall we?
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:04 pm

B6JFKH81 wrote:
I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O


It's in this article: https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-49048472

It's easy to miss, bu there's a right arrow on the right-hand side of the video, to take you to the 2nd video.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:07 pm

seat64k wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!

And sometimes it is hilarious!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/30/worl ... idgin.html
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:50 pm

B6JFKH81 wrote:
I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O


Seems to be a man with mental health issues, the flight crew shut down the engines when they saw he approach the aircraft
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:14 pm

On another thread someone suggested, or asked for, a West Africa based airline to start playing it big and take on the likes of ET and SA.

This example right here is one of the numerous reasons why that's not going to happen. Note this is not the usual airport employee, who normally hide in the wheel well, but seemingly a fence jumper who made it unimpeded to the runway. At Lagos, where not long ago the "authorities" specifically promised a clampdown on unlawful access. Also the same airport where some airlines insist on having a wheeled escort driving behind the aircraft as they taxi for departure.

To put it bluntly, West Africa continually descends into a chaos of crime, corruption, nepotism, anarchy, ignorance, superstition and large scale emigration.

That's the background of the poor bloke who you see in the video.
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:07 pm

seat64k wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!


I'm just relieved that di Authority say dem don suspend indefinitely di Aviation Security unit heads dem wey bin dey on duty wen di incident happun!
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:06 pm

kjeld0d wrote:
seat64k wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!


I'm just relieved that di Authority say dem don suspend indefinitely di Aviation Security unit heads dem wey bin dey on duty wen di incident happun!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:21 pm

seat64k wrote:
x1234 wrote:
The SECURITY at airports in Africa is questionable. Note that the EU3 and DL fly out of LOS for Europe & North America. Time for another security sweep for procedures!?


Oh please.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/M ... 99321.html
https://www.denverpost.com/2012/08/13/j ... led-fence/
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jet-skier-bro ... d=17550202
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... /73009318/

And that's just JFK. And let's not talk about the TSA's abysmal performance, shall we?


Not to mention the guy at ATL that jumped on the DL plane along with the guy at LAX that ran up to the WN plane that was ready for takeoff.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:38 pm

Discuss and laugh all you want. What you see is the next step toward Basic Basic Economy.
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Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:41 pm

x1234 wrote:
The SECURITY at airports in Africa is questionable. Note that the EU3 and DL fly out of LOS for Europe & North America. Time for another security sweep for procedures!?

X1234 This type news report remains a very rare incident and in worst case scenario only the offender just like stowaways is at risk. Please refrain from stereotyping an entire continent because of a very rare incident. I would love to see an official report of the state of security in certain African countries but it is not available(especially those connected to Americas). So drawing conclusions like yours is at best deceptive. Here is a very informative document by US GAO from April 2019 including de-classified reports, and you can tell the picture is not pretty here. Basically improvements are needed. https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-374


I’m not sure if you reside in the USA, but do you know a gentleman by the name of Melvin Carraway? He was the acting Director of TSA in 2015 and lost that job (officially reassigned) when inspection by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) turned up a whopping 95% failure rate in multiple test inspections throughout US airports https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/in ... gh-n367851. DHS undercover inspections include smuggling of weapons and explosive materials.

There were reports TSA “red team” test inspections turned up failure rate over 70% in 2017, lower than terrible 2015 but still very concerning https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgol ... provement/. Those figures reignited talks of privatization of TSA just like in 2015

TSA also runs a blog highlighting their successes check it out here https://www.tsa.gov/blog/2018/01/29/tsa ... vered-2017. I was amazed at the guys they caught with grenades...smh.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:11 pm

seat64k wrote:
x1234 wrote:
The SECURITY at airports in Africa is questionable. Note that the EU3 and DL fly out of LOS for Europe & North America. Time for another security sweep for procedures!?


Oh please.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/M ... 99321.html
https://www.denverpost.com/2012/08/13/j ... led-fence/
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jet-skier-bro ... d=17550202
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... /73009318/

And that's just JFK. And let's not talk about the TSA's abysmal performance, shall we?


Every airport's security is not perfect. Security persons are not perfect and can't be everyplace, can be bribed or sleeping someplace instead of being on duty. Sometimes fencing is imperfect or can't be put up for environmental reasons (like protected birds, turtles, etc). At almost all airports, security breaches are seriously investigated, airport operators and airlines face significant financial penalties, mandated to do corrective measures, airport and airline security staff facing job discipline up to being fired. Lagos does have a higher than average rate of security breaches vs. other major international airports. I presume that enforcement and penalties are not very good, I would also presume many airlines pay for additional security or have security on board on all flights at LOS to protect their aircraft when there.
 
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Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:41 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
Revelation wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/wing-plane-climb-engine-nigeria-lagos-airport-security-a9012686.html

Happened in Lagos, Nigeria. 737. Clear security breach that is beyond the usual... He was lucky to have survived.

This man needs to emigrate to Florida and impregnate as many local women as possible.

"Florida man slides onto 737" is the new "737 slides off the runway"!

V/F

If we were to edit the headline of that article, it'd be Florida Man stops airplane from takeoff
JetBuddy wrote:
"737 slides off the runway" is the new "Florida man"..

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