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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2002, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy So much for airline security.

Boys' bodies found on plane

The plane had flown directly to Heathrow

The bodies of two young African boys have been discovered in the undercarriage of a plane at Heathrow Airport.
Police are trying to identify the boys, aged between 12 and 14, who were found in a gap beneath the wing of a Ghana Airways plane at the west London airport on Saturday.

It is not clear whether they stowed away on the six-hour flight from Accra in Ghana to seek refuge, or if it was a prank that went wrong.

Both boys were dressed lightly, one in a short-sleeved top and the other wore open-toe sandals.

Photographs circulated

They carried only an empty wallet, an old padlock and two greetings cards.

A police source said: "It is horrific. They were very young and they mustn't have realised how cold it would get."

Officers believe the boys may be related and are working with Ghana police and Ghana Airways to try to identify them.

They intend to circulate photographs of the boys in Ghana.

Detective Constable Martyn Paley said: "These boys appeared to have been in a good state of health and I hope they will be missed."

A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out on the bodies.


Apparently these weren't the brightest kids. Its sad what happened, but if a 12 and 14 yo can get in an undercarriage of a plane, just imagine what a bunch of determined terrorists can do.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2002, 12:55 AM
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OMG it is so sad coz outside temperature can get to minus 50 plus degree C. yeah you are right about security, how did they manage that I do not know

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2002, 01:01 AM
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2002, 01:03 AM
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There have been similar stories of young kids dying after stowing away in the uncarriage of planes over the years...

i guess the departure sites don't have much security at all...

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2002, 01:05 AM
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erm, airport security may be super tight at LAX and London Heathrow, but i assure yuo that the Car Key Boi would have no trouble smuggling a flaming elephant onto a plane that was departing from a place like Ghana
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