British Airways – death of a stowaway

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    WillieWelsh
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    It appears that two gentlemen managed to stowaway on board a BA service last night from JNB.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11685531/Plane-stowaways-body-found-on-roof-as-another-survives-fall.html

    Sadly this extraordinary venture has ended in tragedy for one of them and the other is in a London hospital.

    With all the airport security in place it does beg the question of how this happened with not one but two people involved. Perhaps they could have just as easily been in the passenger cabin with explosives. BA have some questions to answer.


    BAGoldcard
    Participant

    …as do the JNB authorities who have responsibility for security.

    Sad story.


    Charles-P
    Participant

    It just amazes me that anybody could survive that journey. No air, incredibly cold, dark and cramped. I am aware of many trying it before, indeed at one point in the 1980’s the B&Q carpark on the Heathrow flight path saw three dead bodies in one week.


    openfly
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    @Charles-P……….that happens quite frequently at B&Q stores. Usually on a Wednesday, pensioner discount day!!


    AnthonyDunn
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    @ openfly – 19/06/2015 11:53 BST

    Tsk, tsk, that’s my mother you”re talking about! §:-)


    TCSH11
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    I think you will find its the airport authorities in JNB who have those questions to answer not the carrier, who pays for these to be done for them
    Also, if it was in the cabin, then they would prob of not made it with explosives… As they go through several X-ray and security… To my knowledge there and not many X-ray machines or procedures whilst jumping a fence.

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