Plane flew seven flights with dead man in wheel well ------- Guess The .....

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    [h=1]Plane flew seven flights with dead man in wheel well[/h]



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    A dead man was found in the wheel well of an iFLY plane. Picture: iFly






    AN iFLY jet took SEVEN flights before maintenance workers finally noticed there was a dead stowaway in the wheel well.

    The iFly Airbus A330-300 had completed a flight from Rimini, Italy to Moscow, Russia when maintenance workers noticed blood stains on the main landing gear struts. After a complete inspection of the wheel well they found the remains of a male carrying a Georgia passport.

    According to the Aviation Herald, autopsy results on June 6 revealed the man had frozen to death.

    Investigations are underway to determine where the man might have got onto the aircraft.

    "According to a preliminary conclusion, the Afro-American man died from freezing. The man was apparently flying without a ticket," the Investigative Committee said on its website.



    While it may seem impossible to most people that maintenance workers would not see a dead man, industry experts have fiercely debated the case on internet forums.

    On KeyPublishing’s forum Harrie Spotter said: "Something like this is next to impossible to see on a pre-flight runaround. Remember that the landing gear doors are closed when on the ground. If there is not a clear trickle of blood or guts running past the landing gear strut you would not be able to see it."

    Others were not so sympathetic.

    Enjoy the sky wrote: "I cannot believe that no one would have had those doors open at any time during those seven rotations. I spent 25 years in aviation, ten of which was in the post of Traffic Officer, so spent a lot of time on the ramp. Our based aircraft would be given the 'once over' by line maintenance personnel once a day, more than once if the crew demanded it, and always, when the aircraft was on a 'night stop' this included the opening of the wheel well doors, amongst a lot of other things. Sorry to disagree with you, but someone should have seen this, no question."
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Real confidence inspiring about the maintenence and inspections these things get vs what they say they get. Unlike a bus, it can't just pull over on the shoulder.
     
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    They said someone spotted bloody landing gear, so someone was doing their job! :secret:
     
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    Georgian?
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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