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Old 02-18-2014, 06:01 PM
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Has anyone ever survived a trans oceanic wheel well flight???? Body found in jet wheel well at Virginia's Dulles Airport

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:57 PM
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Survivors probably don't report-in to TSA.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:17 PM
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:34 PM
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Yes, I believe so.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:20 PM
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I find it hard to believe anyone would survive a trip of any length for several reasons:

1. It's super cold, like -50 at the altitudes they fly at.
2. There's no air to speak of since this isn't a pressurized area.
3. There's not much space in the well and if you don't position your self correctly, you'll be crushed.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:32 PM
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I found this on Wiki:

David Learmount, an aviation expert of Flight International, told BBC about a lot of ignorance in this area. He suggested that no one would be willing to risk such journey, having full understanding of this kind of ordeal.[2] Stowaways who survived usually traveled relatively short distances or at a low altitude.[2] One case is known of a person who survived an altitude of about 38,000 feet (12,000 m).[3] Almost all aircraft stowaways are male.[2]

In one reported case, in 2003, a young man mailed himself in a large box and had it shipped on UPS planes from New York City to Texas. He survived because the box travelled in a pressurized hold of an aircraft.[4]

From 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths with only 23 survivors.[2]

Its not something I'd want to try!

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