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  • Stowaway Survives 10-Hour Flight, as Another Body Crashes From 1,000 Feet

    06/19/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    The body of a suspected stowaway was found atop an office building in West London on Thursday, and is believed to have plunged around 1,400ft from a Boeing 747 as it approached Heathrow Airport. Meanwhile, another man is in critical condition in hospital after being discovered an hour earlier in the undercarriage of the aircraft — British police are investigating both incidents. The survivor is believed to have climbed aboard the British Airways plane at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg before traveling over 8,000 miles from South Africa, largely in temperatures as low as -81 Fahrenheit on the 10-hour...
  • "Exceptionally Lucky" 16-Year-Old Survives 5-Hour Flight in Jet's Wheel Well (San Jose to Maui)

    04/21/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 | OSKAR GARCIA
    "Kid's lucky to be alive," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press.A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. Not only was he unharmed, but officials also said he wasn't even dirty.
  • 16-year-old California runaway survives flight to Hawaii in plane's wheel well

    04/21/2014 2:29:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2014
    A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. "Kid's lucky to be alive," Simon said. Simon said security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy from Santa Clara,...
  • UPDATE: Victim says Vegas stowaway WAS driver of stolen truck

    10/08/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 26 replies
    A 9-year-old boy believed to have stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas last week was the same kid that stole a cube truck in downtown Minneapolis and led police on a chase through the city just days before, according to one of the victims of the escapade.
  • Boy, 9, Sneaks Past Minneapolis Airport Security, Boards Flight to Las Vegas

    10/06/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013 | Nina Golgowski
    The unidentified 9-year-old was able to get past airport security and screening agents before touching down in Nevada. His presence aroused flight attendants' suspicions and they alerted authorities, who took him into custody upon landing.A 9-year-old boy snuck past airport security and boarded a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas without appearing to have ever held or shown a boarding pass according to an airport official. Despite several layers of security and fear of global threats to the nation's airports, the unaccompanied child "went through the entire security screening process" Thursday without a hitch, according to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport...
  • Police seek identity of man who fell from sky

    12/10/2012 11:07:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    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,...
  • Grand Jury indicts suspected LAX stowaway

    07/09/2011 10:31:02 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | July 8, 2011 | Staff
    A federal grand jury Friday indicted a man suspected of stowing away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles and attempting to use false information to enter a secure airport area in Los Angeles to board another plane, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, faces two federal charges that could send him to prison for a up to 15 years. Noibi, who remains in federal custody in Los Angeles, is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on July 18 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Noibi is charged with stowing away on a...
  • Another tear in the airport security net (NYC to LA flight)

    07/01/2011 11:20:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7-1-11 | Andrew Blankstein and Howard Blume
    Federal authorities and Virgin America are trying to explain how Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi was able to get through layers of airport security — and then avoid arrest for five days after officials discovered he was a stowaway. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, pictured above in a 2008 Chicago arrest report, allegedly flew from New York to Los Angeles on an expired boarding pass in someone else's name. His Chicago arrest came after he allegedly refused to pay a $4.70 fare on a Metra train. (Chicago Police Department / January 3, 2008) ~~~~ Virgin America Flight 415 from New York to Los...
  • Alleged airline stowaway denied bail after judge says he may be risk to flee

    07/01/2011 4:10:43 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 1, 2011 | Richard Winton
    A federal magistrate judge Friday denied bail to a 24-year-old year man accused of being a stowaway after he slipped through multiple layers of airport security and hopped a flight from New York to Los Angeles. Judge Michael Wilner said Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi appeared to be a flight risk after a prosecutor said he believed Noibi would return to Nigeria. The magistrate judge said he was also concerned about the defendant's identity and where he actually lived. Noibi faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the offense. Authorities say Noibi used an expired boarding pass that did...
  • Sneaky TSA jet stowaway (sneaks aboard for free flight)

    05/20/2011 6:38:11 AM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    NY ^ | 5-20-11 | PHILIP MESSING
    <p>A Dominican Republic-bound JetBlue flight made a U-turn and headed back to Kennedy Airport after the pilot discovered a scamming TSA screener had sneaked aboard, The Post has learned.</p> <p>The bizarre incident last Saturday inconvenienced 150 legit passengers and wasted tens of thousands of dollars' worth of fuel.</p>
  • Airport breaches rile Massachusetts congressman

    03/22/2011 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | March 22, 2011 | Steve Lyttle
    A Massachusetts congressman who has been critical of security operations at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport says he will ask a House subcommittee to study two recent cases in which the security fence at the airport has been breached. Rep. William Keating, a Democrat from the Boston area, will raise the issue with the Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee, his office has confirmed. Keating is a member of that panel. Keating has accused the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and Charlotte's airport operations of lax security, after 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale apparently climbed into the wheel well of a Boeing 737...
  • AIRPLANE STOWAWAY Need for answers is urgent

    12/20/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 23 replies
    THE DEATH of Delvonte Tisdale was haunting enough. Authorities believe the 16-year-old stowed away in the wheel well of a US Airways jet in Charlotte and then plummeted to the ground in Milton as the plane dropped its landing gear on approach to Logan Airport. But how he got on board raises fresh questions about airport security — or the continuing lack thereof. Tweet Be the first to Tweet this!0diggsdiggYahoo! Buzz ShareThis Last month, as public outrage was approaching the boiling point over the alleged indignity of full-body scanners and pat-downs, and just two weeks after package bombs nearly made...
  • Airport spokesman: Charlotte teen possibly fell from plane [TSA failed to catch stowaway?]

    11/23/2010 7:24:56 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 46 replies · 4+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Nov 23 2010 | Franco Ordońez
    Police are investigating the possibility that Tisdale stowed away in a jet wheel well and fell to his death when the doors opened on the jet's approach to landing last week in Boston, according to an airport spokesman.
  • Cops investigating whether mutilated teen fell from plane

    11/23/2010 7:34:10 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2010 | Joe Dwinell
    Investigators trying to solve the mystery of how the mutilated body of a 16-year-old from North Carolina ended up dropped on a posh Milton lawn are asking Logan International Airport officials to probe if the boy stowed away on a jet. “We’ve been requested to look into the possibility of that,” Logan spokesman Phil Orlandella told the Herald this morning.
  • Man dies after fall from Miami-bound jet; it’s latest example of desperate stowaway

    02/19/2010 7:34:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 1,211+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2010 | Ken Kaye
    About four times a year, somewhere in the world, someone sneaks into the wheel well of a parked jet and attempts to survive an incredibly dangerous ride, frequently to the United States. Usually, the stowaways die, as was the case on Thursday, when a man climbed into the wheel well of a Miami-bound cargo jet while it was on a ramp in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.

    02/09/2010 2:38:27 AM PST · by The Raven · 9 replies · 781+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Feb 9, 2010 | Wendy Case
    A Delta Airlines flight 59 from New York landed in Tokyo was undergoing maintenance when a body was found in the landing gear. The body of a man was discovered by a mechanic during a routine maintenance check. The Boeing 777-200 landing gear compartment only accessible just before take off. Japanese authorities suspect the man was a stowaway and looks to have died of hypothermia and frostbite. There didn't appear to be any other injuries to the body. Experts explain that during flight the landing gear and luggage compartments temperatures can fall to as low as minus 58 degrees on...
  • Body found in landing gear of NY-to-Tokyo flight (Stiffy Pop - Brrrr!)

    02/08/2010 7:53:20 AM PST · by Sax · 63 replies · 1,811+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 2/8/10 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO – A body was found inside a wheel well of a Delta Air Lines plane after it landed in Tokyo from New York, and Japanese authorities Monday were trying to identify the man. The body of the apparent stowaway was clad only in a long-sleeved, plaid shirt and jeans, police at Narita International Airport said. A mechanic found the body lying inside the landing gear compartment of the Boeing 777-200 during maintenance after Delta Flight 59 landed Sunday night, police official Zenjiro Watanabe said. "All we know is that he must have sneaked in just before departure, because it...
  • Dead man found in landing gear of US jet in Japan

    02/07/2010 11:15:10 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,827+ views
    Dead man found in landing gear of US jet in Japan (AFP) – 2 hours ago TOKYO — Japanese authorities have found the body of a man in the landing gear of a Delta airliner that arrived in Tokyo from New York and said Monday they were seeking US help in identifying him. The man, who was of dark complexion and dressed only in blue jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, was carrying no passport or personal belongings.
  • Venomous redback spiders invading Japan

    11/25/2009 1:18:36 AM PST · by myknowledge · 37 replies · 2,299+ views
    Nine News ^ | November 25, 2009
    Venomous redback spiders are on the march in Japan, where they are believed to have arrived years ago as stowaways on cargo ships, a wildlife expert has warned. The creepy-crawlies, named after their fiery markings, have infested the Osaka region and are drawing closer to the capital Tokyo, said Japan Wildlife Research Centre official Toshio Kishimoto. A dozen people have reportedly been bitten in Osaka prefecture alone, media reports say, including a six-year-old boy who was treated with antivenom in June, the first time the medication had been used in the country. "Their poison is strong and they are particularly...
  • Cat Survives Trip From China to North Carolina in Cargo Crate

    05/12/2007 6:57:45 AM PDT · by stm · 63 replies · 1,506+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2007 | AP
    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — China the cat got her name after being delivered in a crate holding motorcycle gear that a North Carolina man had ordered to be shipped from Shanghai. Eric Congdon opened the cargo freight that left port in China on April 3 and found the furry stowaway, which had chewed through one of the boxes. After at least 35 days on a ship, the cat was weak but still alive.