Skip to comments.Police seek identity of man who fell from sky
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.
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