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Posted on 12/10/2012 11:07:31 AM PST by KeyLargo
Police seek identity of man who fell from sky
LONDON Police believe he was from Africa, probably from Angola, but they don't know his identity.
The mystery began in September when residents of a suburban street in the Mortlake neighborhood of West London woke up on a quiet Sunday morning to find the crumpled body of a black man on the sidewalk of Portman Avenue, near a convenience store, an upscale lingerie shop and a storefront offering Chinese medical cures.
Detectives believed at first the man was a murder victim and cordoned off the area. Within a day, however, police concluded the man probably already dead had fallen to the ground when a jet passing overhead lowered its landing gear as it neared the runway at nearby Heathrow Airport.
The apparent stowaway had no identification papers just some currency from Angola, leading police to surmise that he was from that African nation, especially as inquiries showed that a plane from Angola was beginning its descent into Heathrow at about that time.
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Maybe it’s an angel who didn’t get their wings?
Was it David Bowie?
The fall isn’t so bad. The landing is a tricker...
Is it wrong that the first thing I thought of was that video for the Weather Girls song, “It’s rainin’ Men”...
Poor guy... got caught in the jet stream and has been circling the earth for the past 30 years.
ho hum... just another example of Darwin’s Theory
Just another of Obama’s uncles. They’re plentiful this year.
Given the extremely low outside air temperature at typical commercial airline flight levels, I’m sure he had already frozen to death by the time the gear was lowered.
What a way to go.
THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY..........
We had an incident where I worked 35 years ago. A plane ripped apart in the air, and two men fell out. One hit a gravel parking lot, died but stayed whole. The second went through the roof of a shop, hit the cement floor and splattered all over the place. Talk about “Terminal Velocity”!
The rest of the plane crashed in a field and the pilot was killed.
Possibly crushed by the wheels,there ain’t much room in them wheel wells when retracted and the doors closed...
Yeah, there’s at least four ways you can die there - easily: crushing, freezing, hypoxia, and falling (assuming you survive the first 3, you’d better be strapped onto the gear since you have no idea when they’ll deploy again).
I can’t figure out who thought this might be a good way to smuggle yourself into another country, but people continue to die every year trying it.
I remember seeing a pic of a landed plane with red streaks coming from the wheel well..the ground crew thought hydraulic leak at first...closer look showed stowaway..yeeckh!!!!!
That first picture is the paperboy screaming at the pilot he wants his two dollars.
It was probably an attempted terrorist attack gone wrong (or right?).
2010 in Boston
>>A Massachusetts prosecutor says its likely that a North Carolina teen whose mutilated body was found in Milton fell from the sky after stowing away in an airplane wheel well.
Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating says police searched the area Friday in Milton where 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale was found last month, and they found sneakers and a shirt matching clothing his family said hed worn.
He said the items were found along a path a Boston-bound plane would have taken while approaching Logan International Airport. Keating said authorities believe Tisdale hid in the airplane.
It appears more likely than not that Mr. Tisdale was able to breach airport security and hide in the wheel well of the plane without being detected by airport security personnel, Keating said.
Police found no evidence of foul play but did find trauma consistent with a fall from significant height.
One notes that this never happens to aircraft that are about to land in some communist or other third world hell-hole.
The article mentioned the fact that he was found near a convenience store, an upscale lingerie store and a place selling Chinese potions. Now, Watson, what could all this mean? This must be important or they wouldn’t have put it in the article. Hmmmmmm.....a convenience store. He was probably going for a slurpee. An upscale lingerie store? Must have had some money and was buying ladies underwear. A Chinese potion store? Probably looking for an aphrodisiac. That’s it then, Watson. We simply look in the missing persons for a rich, thirsty, horny transvestite. That’s half of London, but it narrows it down some.
If you fall off a cliff, get rescued by Superman, and he asks “did you vote for Obama?”...you’d better give him the right answer.
It’s in the same handbook as riding a bicycle against traffic. We don’t get that handbook, so we don’t understand.
Attention Bob Costas: This man would still be alive if there were no planes!
I didn’t know the Chinese made parachutes.
Didn't see anybody fall out, thankfully.
He would have gone to sleep once above 20,000 feet without oxygen, which altitude the plane would have reached in minutes after takeoff and not felt any freezing temperature effects after that.