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Dead Body Found In Landing Gear Of Plane That Landed In France

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French officials are investigating how a dead body was found in the landing gear of an airplane that arrived from Douala airport in Cameroon. The CAMAIRCO airplane landed at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport... (www.thefloridanewsjournal.com) More...

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Marrend
That's sad, but a bit creepy also
iloveplanes
I don't think that people know what elements they'll be exposed to when they do this.
Doobs
Dee Lowry 2
They do now!...In a not so desirable kind of way.

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preacher1
preacher1 4
Well, there apparently have been more than what has been reported in this forum. Of course well known was the teenager that fell out over Boston last year after a flight from Charlotte. I think a lawsuit has been filed as you are supposed to know the mind of a teenager, and then there was a guy last year in South Africa running from security and he ducked into the well of an outbound 747 and wound up in London, very dead, so there is no rhyme or reason to it. They seem to take no thought of the unforgiving environment they are about to enter nor that they are comitting proverbial suicide. I guess if it gets bad enough, somebody will make us something for the wheelwells to let us know somebody is there. Just something else to buy and keep fixed because people cannot use common sense to know what is going to happen. We can't let them hurt themselves.
emmanuelaponte
Preacher do you fly professionally? Like for the airlines and stuff?
preacher1
preacher1 2
135 for a company out of KFSM. Retired in 09 as Flight Ops Director and lead Pilot on our 757. Back doing fill in.They bought a CRJ200 in December. Sorry, due to contract, can't tell you who, and planes, as well as all our certs are blacked out with FAA. They get grumpy about stufff like that but I started in 73 and it's always been the same.lol
emmanuelaponte
Oh that's cool
evbutler
Ev Butler 2
I wish that these articles would state the type aircraft. I realize that the dead person is the main subject. Yet, it makes it more interesting to know the model of the airplane.
jwm707
jwm707 2
Most likely it was their 767-33AER (TJ-CAC). They also have two 737-700s, and are planning to acquire a 777 in the near future.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 2
Cameroonian lookin to get outta dodge, tragic. R.I.P.
cademoritz66
Cade Moritz 2
This doesn't say much for airport security.
mickndot53
My question is, are these people totally ignorant of the conditions they'll face or just willing to take that risk?
bishops90
Brian Bishop 5
My guess is, they probably are ignorant of the fact that one cannot long survive in those circumstances.
Doobs
Dee Lowry 1
Oh man...this is a good one! In my 30yrs...haven't had a human in the "Well" but I've had everything else! If you don't know it or in my case with a deer on rotation...we took that "White Tail" from ORD to DET in the heat of summer! Not a pleasant sight.
FedExCargoPilot
I wonder how many times people hide in the cargo hold since this has happened a few times.
AlitaliaBoeing777
Niko Stefani 1
wow that's scary!
subratanaig
unfortunate, how could this happen!
rossmans
ROSS MANSELL 1
Nope...... in the UK and was in AT for 30 yrs.
rossmans
ROSS MANSELL 1
In the UK. Spent 30 years in ATC
preacher1
preacher1 2
Congrats on surviving that long. I retired in 09 after 36 years and now doing fill in for awhile for my old company
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Consider the possibility he was already dead. Could it be a murderer came up with a new way to get rid of the body?
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Is it possible I've been reading too many mysteries lately?
Doobs
Dee Lowry 1
Donna..."Investigation I.D." perhaps? F.Y.I...Channel 271!!
preacher1
preacher1 1
TWA55
TWA55 1
That is not where coach is located...
nickpiszczek
Welcome to West Africa., Cameroon is just one war short of whatever side of the border your on. The DRC, Congo, Nigeria...spend enough time there and you might be willing yourself, despite what you already know.
JeffArm
Its actually really sad humans resort to this, sad that their own governments can't or won't provide opportunities for their citizens to empower themselves.

Also, isn't there some kind of warning system that lets air crews know there is extra weight on the landing gear?
Pileits
Pileits 3
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 0
Waste of money for a warning system! Stupid people will still be stupid. Let them be successful at 1 thing.
hiflier32
ric lang 1
Whatever happened to preflight walkaround inspections?
preacher1
preacher1 3
Either they missed him or he waited til afterwards before getting in. Apparently he wanted to get out of Cameroon but had no idea what he was exposing himself to.
nickpiszczek
Ground personel in African airports especially this region are notorioulsy corrupt, they will take payments for or just take anything they can get away with..which is a lot. They work on the crony system and it is very well organized. The international airport in Lagos Nigeria has some of the most systematic theivery rings going and will help anyone out for a price. The over the fence activity is extraordianry from the top down. This kinda thing happens all the time and lot of people, pilots and security as well look the other way for their own saftey concerns...It may look organized but its the law of the jungle every day.There is nothing very shocking about this story,. most people have no idea in this country how thick the violence and corruption truly is...there is a new isolated war going on everyday amonst tribal outfits.
nickpiszczek
I rest my case with this link, My experience is in Lagos..but put any African airport you want into the Google box ad the word corruption and see what you get...If anything it a fascinating read.

http://hildamoraa.com/corruption-cameroons-greatest-obstacle-to-ict-growth/
nickpiszczek
Just for fun..there was a time in Lagos where Radar personnel and ground people took bribes to keep the runway lights on at night, some would literally shut off taxi way lights and guide aircraft to a radar and lighting fee station, extortion to the max..Bribery is a daily way of life, Its has cleaned up some but another syndicate is around the corner waiting for entry. Humans in nose gear wheel wells is nothing.
hiflier32
ric lang 1
Missed an asshole racked up in a wheelwell? Maybe! The guy that did the walkaround would probably have missed a deflated strut, flat tire, fluids pouring out of an engine nacelle, etc. etc. Ahhhh, life is good!
preacher1
preacher1 1
Ya thank????LOL
tongo
Dan Grelinger 1
Nothing. Those that have been witnessed doing this jump a fence and climb onto the landing gear after the plane has left the terminal. Obviously a pilot's walk-around is not going to find this, as he is.... in the cockpit taxing the airplane.
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 0
My car has an interior motion sensor. If I park with the windows down or sunroof open it sounds off if anything makes ingress. Industrial ovens won't fire if a human is inside with the doors closed. These devices are cheap, reliable, and need to be fitted to unihabitable areas of aircraft. Humanity demands it, and civilization should pay for it.
preacher1
preacher1 2
see my post below.
euronorb
euronorb 2
If that happens I feel another surcharge /levy will be added to my ticket to pay for the device :)
LordLayton
Guess he wasn't geared up for the trip! :0
rossmans
ROSS MANSELL -1
Judging by the few insensitive comments on here, ignorant anorak aircraft spotters are alive and well.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Ross: I am more than a spotter, and I don't really think it is insensitivity. It is something that would make anybody shake their head in disbelief if they have been around aviation any at all. That said, we were not walking in their shoes and don't know what desparation or situation they were running from. Whatever it was, it overode any other situation of life that was around them and they were singleminded to leave whatever situation they were in. BTW, are you from out in SW OK around Lawton. I was raised with a good friend by that last name.

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