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UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding

Posted on 07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators

• Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage.

A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile.

The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers.

They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the ground, according to testimony during an inquest, reported the Times UK.

Only one person survived the crash —as did the crocodile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage.

The co-pilot, Chris Wilson, was British. Authorities holding an inquest in the U.K. on Friday heard that the crocodile might have been the reason for the crash.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aerospace; africa; aircraft; airline; aviation; congo; crocodile; handbags; luggage; napl; planecrash; reptiles; snakesonaplane
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Airport security in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been advised to more thoroughly inspect all passengers' hand-bags ... (snark) : )

1 posted on 07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More coverage at ...

Escaped crocodile in the cabin ‘caused aircraft to crash’

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4145571.ece


2 posted on 07/13/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

[cue Samuel L. Jackson]


3 posted on 07/13/2014 1:12:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: DogByte6RER

To be fair they thought it was luggage.


4 posted on 07/13/2014 1:12:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Kill It With Fire photo KillItWithFire_zpsc1993467.gif Ping
5 posted on 07/13/2014 1:12:38 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

A croc ate me pilot!


6 posted on 07/13/2014 1:16:08 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: DogByte6RER

A 3 footer isn’t worth all that panic.


7 posted on 07/13/2014 1:25:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RichInOC

CROCS!!!! ON THE PLANE....!!!!!


8 posted on 07/13/2014 1:31:15 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: DogByte6RER; max americana

*facepalm*

CROCS ON A PLANE!

..........

CROC-NADO!!


9 posted on 07/13/2014 1:50:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Slings and Arrows
(file photo)
10 posted on 07/13/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

"It's a fair cop."



11 posted on 07/13/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Crikey! Who would let a crocodile pilot an aeroplane?


12 posted on 07/13/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: driftdiver

“To be fair they thought it was luggage.”

The first croc flies for free....


13 posted on 07/13/2014 2:14:48 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And the reptile revolution begins......


14 posted on 07/13/2014 2:28:28 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: EveningStar; KeyLargo

Weight & Balance ping.


15 posted on 07/13/2014 2:28:30 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: DogByte6RER

Never invite a croc to a buffet. That’s essentially what someone did, not realizing they would be served up.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 2:33:34 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Salamander

Oh, you wish! ROTFL


17 posted on 07/13/2014 2:53:11 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And what came to mind: Red Dwarfs Ace Rimmer air surfing the alligator.


18 posted on 07/13/2014 3:01:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Salamander

HAIL CROCS!


19 posted on 07/13/2014 3:03:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER
In the voice of Dundee;

That's not a croc

Now this is a croc

Ed

20 posted on 07/13/2014 3:05:29 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: Darksheare

German actors beware!


21 posted on 07/13/2014 3:05:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“I’m just here for one scene!” *ughded*


22 posted on 07/13/2014 3:12:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TigersEye

Slowly, silently, we slither onward to world domination.

Ssssssssssssss.........

;)


23 posted on 07/13/2014 3:55:47 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Huzzah!


24 posted on 07/13/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: husky ed

Yeah, seriously.

At 3’ long, it still had milk on its lips.

:-/


25 posted on 07/13/2014 3:57:57 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

It's gettin' mighty dangerous around these parts too.

26 posted on 07/13/2014 4:05:03 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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27 posted on 07/13/2014 4:38:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: DogByte6RER; Slings and Arrows

Dig it, cats & kittens!

28 posted on 07/14/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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