Wednesday, June 08, 2005
But It Always Worked In The Movies!
I'm curious if the victim's family will sue movie studios who always show action heros hitching rides on airplanes via the landing gear.
Body Parts Fall From Airplane
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
FLORAL PARK, N.Y. — A man's leg and part of his torso dropped out of the wheel well of a jetliner near Kennedy Airport (search) and plunged into a suburban neighborhood Tuesday, coming to rest in a home's backyard, authorities said.
The flying body parts made for a ghastly discovery for Pam Hearne, who heard "a loud crash" and later was stunned to see a foot clad in an Adidas sneaker and a sock in the middle of her lawn, said Officer Thomas Blanchard. The leg and torso dented the shingled roof of her garage. Police suspect the remains are from a stowaway who may have been crushed as the South African Airways (search) jet lowered its landing gear.
...There have been cases of stowaways being crushed by the mechanism in aircraft wheel wells and perishing from the extreme cold at high altitude.
posted by El Capitan at 7:45 AM