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(ABC)   16 year old survives in wheel well of a flight from California to Maui and, aside from being an idiot, is completely fine   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 113
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2014-04-21 06:59:31 AM
Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired.
 
2014-04-21 07:05:03 AM
a man who fell onto a suburban London street as a flight from Angola began its descent in 2012.

It's raining men. Can I get a hallelujah?
 
2014-04-21 07:31:10 AM
Great security there airports. If a 16-year-old can hop a fence and get on a plane what's to stop a terrorist from doing it? Answer: Nothing.

Meanwhile for the rest of us inside the airport......
"Sir, I'm gonna need to look inside your asshole"
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2014-04-21 07:43:20 AM
At this point he's earned it. At least let him visit Hollywood and Disneyworld before sending him home.
 
2014-04-21 07:44:50 AM

fusillade762: Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired.


Done in one, which in this case is also an I.Q.
 
2014-04-21 07:45:45 AM
He didn't have his multipass did he?

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2014-04-21 07:51:32 AM
Seems like a great place to store kids during long flights. I like the setup, now I can drink in peace again.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-04-21 07:54:18 AM
Ok someone isn't telling us the whole story here. The article says the plane left Fresno Sunday morning. No way it took 5 1/2 hours but if it left at say 8am the kids would have lost 3 hours effectively going back in time and authorities could have called the authorities in Fresno alerting them to be on the lookout.
 
2014-04-21 07:55:40 AM
I'm wondering if that would be roomier for my 6'5" can't afford to fly first class self.
 
2014-04-21 07:55:45 AM
I hope someone explains to him that this is "3rd worlder with a death wish" behavior, and that many people have literaly died from this.   Now go ground him until he is 18 and then kick him out.
 
2014-04-21 07:56:20 AM

nickdaisy: At this point he's earned it. At least let him visit Hollywood and Disneyworld before sending him home.


                                        www.raw-milk-facts.com
 
2014-04-21 07:56:37 AM
Simon said security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy from Santa Clara, Calif., hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday morning.

Hey, that's great. He was caught on camera and everything, but still able to play ding dong ditch with the landing gear.

Remind me again why the TSA won't let me bring a bottle of water on board or say hi to my friend Jack, loudly and from a distance?
 
2014-04-21 07:58:24 AM

Pontious Pilates: Simon said security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy from Santa Clara, Calif., hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday morning.

Hey, that's great. He was caught on camera and everything, but still able to play ding dong ditch with the landing gear.

Remind me again why the TSA won't let me bring a bottle of water on board or say hi to my friend Jack, loudly and from a distance?


Because freedom, hippie!
 
Skr
2014-04-21 08:00:13 AM
wowie! It will be interesting to hear this kids story on how it was up there, once he collects his thoughts.
 
2014-04-21 08:02:18 AM

nickdaisy: At this point he's earned it. At least let him visit Hollywood and Disneyworld before sending him home.


Not only is he lucky to be alive, I'm actually surprised the TSA didn't go full derp and charge him with terrorism.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if his family gets a bill for the return trip, and medical exam.
 
2014-04-21 08:03:58 AM

jimmyjackfunk: Ok someone isn't telling us the whole story here. The article says the plane left Fresno Sunday morning. No way it took 5 1/2 hours but if it left at say 8am the kids would have lost 3 hours effectively going back in time and authorities could have called the authorities in Fresno alerting them to be on the lookout.


First of all, it doesn't seem like anyone knew he was a stow away until after they landed. Secondly, I'm pretty sure a flight from Fresno to Honolulu is just about exactly 5.5 hours.
 
2014-04-21 08:10:09 AM

Walker: Great security there airports. If a 16-year-old can hop a fence and get on a plane what's to stop a terrorist from doing it? Answer: Nothing.

Meanwhile for the rest of us inside the airport......
"Sir, I'm gonna need to look inside your asshole"
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Nobody could be so stupid as to believe that we aren't spending a disgusting amount on "homeland security" that is probably only marginally effective and that maybe we need to rethink this insanity.

FTA: "I have long been concerned about security at our airport perimeters. #Stowaway teen demonstrates vulnerabilities that need to be addressed," tweeted Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat who represents the San Francisco Bay Area's eastern cities and suburbs. "

OH GODDAMN IT!
 
2014-04-21 08:10:09 AM
Wheel wells are pressurized?
 
2014-04-21 08:12:06 AM

strangeluck: nickdaisy: At this point he's earned it. At least let him visit Hollywood and Disneyworld before sending him home.

Not only is he lucky to be alive, I'm actually surprised the TSA didn't go full derp and charge him with terrorism.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if his family gets a bill for the return trip, and medical exam.


I'm just surprised the airline hasn't already sent his family a bill for the flight out.
 
2014-04-21 08:12:25 AM
Before 9/11 - if it were more than 3 hours I'd fly (lived near a major airport, where I was also taking flight lessons, which I gave up) If it is on this continent now I drive. It's actually much easier travel.
 
2014-04-21 08:13:55 AM
Just heard this story on local news radio, a medical expert said there was no possible way this kid could have survived the trip.

Is it possible there was a flash freeze effect? (For lack of a better term) where he was put into a type of coma?

/watches too much sci-fi
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-21 08:14:24 AM
I thought you were supposed to get high on 4/20.
 
2014-04-21 08:15:07 AM

strangeluck: Just heard this story on local news radio, a medical expert said there was no possible way this kid could have survived the trip.

Is it possible there was a flash freeze effect? (For lack of a better term) where he was put into a type of coma?

/watches too much sci-fi


It's not that there's no way, it's just extremely unlikely. He's lucky to have passed out just right and somehow not frozen.
 
2014-04-21 08:18:28 AM

dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?


They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.
 
2014-04-21 08:21:44 AM

dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?


No - they are not pressurized.
 
2014-04-21 08:25:01 AM
Not playing Simon says with that kid!
 
2014-04-21 08:27:35 AM
TSA is little more than a jobs program.  Instead of building bridges or parks, however, they get to violate our privacy and civil liberties.

Thanks Bush (and Obama and Congress)!
 
2014-04-21 08:32:24 AM

Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.


Yeah, this doesn't sound true.
 
2014-04-21 08:41:11 AM
WELL, WHEEL have to see how this all turns out for the kid.
 
2014-04-21 08:43:15 AM

Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.


Right. About the only explanation that I can think of is that the cold essentially put him in a coma for the duration with such drastically reduced metabolic function that the little oxygen up there was enough. Similar to those people pulled out of frozen lakes after 30m and survive.

Basically another take on 'You're not dead until you're warm and dead.'
 
2014-04-21 08:44:40 AM
Taking the story as written - can you imagine the noise, wind, and general "oh my God, oh my God" if he awoke on descent?
 
2014-04-21 08:51:03 AM
Imagine if this becomes the new "in" thing for teens to do, after planking and such. One did it so now everyone has to try it. Darwin will triumph, and maybe people will actually start to check airport perimeters more carefully.
 
2014-04-21 08:53:04 AM

** kids tougher than the haters here, funny**

 
2014-04-21 08:54:24 AM

devildog123: strangeluck: nickdaisy: At this point he's earned it. At least let him visit Hollywood and Disneyworld before sending him home.

Not only is he lucky to be alive, I'm actually surprised the TSA didn't go full derp and charge him with terrorism.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if his family gets a bill for the return trip, and medical exam.

I'm just surprised the airline hasn't already sent his family a bill for the flight out.


The family will sue the airport and airline for allowing it to happen.
 
2014-04-21 08:55:48 AM
Impressed:

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-21 09:07:56 AM
The family will sue the airport and airline for allowing it to happen.

That happened after the boy from Atlanta fell on a Boston suburb. At last report, the family lost.  They lost under North Carolina law. California law may dictate a different conclusion.
 
2014-04-21 09:17:06 AM

ZAZ: The family will sue the airport and airline for allowing it to happen.

That happened after the boy from Atlanta fell on a Boston suburb. At last report, the family lost.  They lost under North Carolina law. California law may dictate a different conclusion.


I don't see how anyone would be liable for that kids death, it was his decision to climb up there.

Darwin wins again.
 
2014-04-21 09:20:14 AM
DAMN IT DARWIN! WHERE ARE YOU??
 
2014-04-21 09:22:23 AM

WhoopAssWayne: Before 9/11 - if it were more than 3 hours I'd fly (lived near a major airport, where I was also taking flight lessons, which I gave up) If it is on this continent now I drive. It's actually much easier travel.


As a pilot, of small aircraft, fark the TSA. I'll fly myself and not be subjected to the useless groping.
 
2014-04-21 09:25:13 AM

Skr: wowie! It will be interesting to hear this kids story on how it was up there, once he collects his thoughts.


You might want to rtfa...

"Doesn't even remember the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night. "It's amazing he survived that."
 
2014-04-21 09:25:18 AM
I think we're going to find out that it was a hoax.  I'm with the people who think it's a physical impossibility to survive at that low oxygen level and temperature.

If it's real, we should dissect the kid and find out what makes him tick.  It would be good for humanity both in terms of finding out his special power and removing him from the gene pool.
 
2014-04-21 09:26:55 AM
BS.

subfactorial: Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.

Right. About the only explanation that I can think of is that the cold essentially put him in a coma for the duration with such drastically reduced metabolic function that the little oxygen up there was enough. Similar to those people pulled out of frozen lakes after 30m and survive.

Basically another take on 'You're not dead until you're warm and dead.'


Several minutes in a lake vs 5.5 hours? Can you access the cargo hold from the wheel well?
 
2014-04-21 09:28:36 AM

dr_blasto: BS.

subfactorial: Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.

Right. About the only explanation that I can think of is that the cold essentially put him in a coma for the duration with such drastically reduced metabolic function that the little oxygen up there was enough. Similar to those people pulled out of frozen lakes after 30m and survive.

Basically another take on 'You're not dead until you're warm and dead.'

Several minutes in a lake vs 5.5 hours? Can you access the cargo hold from the wheel well?


Also, a 7 to 20 lake vs -40 to -60 degree trip at an altitude around 38000 feet. I'm calling shenanigans.
 
2014-04-21 09:30:17 AM
I, too, call shenanigans. Wouldn't he at least have gotten frostbite and have lost some extremities?
 
2014-04-21 09:31:35 AM

Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.


SF to Fresno?  I doubt there would be a significant amount of time at an extreme altitude that would drop temps in the wheel well that low.  I'm having trouble working out the oxygen thing, but a ski suit could probably keep you from freezing.
 
2014-04-21 09:31:36 AM

theknuckler_33: jimmyjackfunk: Ok someone isn't telling us the whole story here. The article says the plane left Fresno Sunday morning. No way it took 5 1/2 hours but if it left at say 8am the kids would have lost 3 hours effectively going back in time and authorities could have called the authorities in Fresno alerting them to be on the lookout.

First of all, it doesn't seem like anyone knew he was a stow away until after they landed. Secondly, I'm pretty sure a flight from Fresno to Honolulu is just about exactly 5.5 hours.



Come on now.
 
2014-04-21 09:32:08 AM
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2014-04-21 09:36:58 AM

dr_blasto: BS.

subfactorial: Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.

Right. About the only explanation that I can think of is that the cold essentially put him in a coma for the duration with such drastically reduced metabolic function that the little oxygen up there was enough. Similar to those people pulled out of frozen lakes after 30m and survive.

Basically another take on 'You're not dead until you're warm and dead.'

Several minutes in a lake vs 5.5 hours? Can you access the cargo hold from the wheel well?


iirc the cargo hold would be pressurized, so no.

One possibility, the article doesn't say how long they were at 38k feet.  Maybe they spent most of the flight at a more survivable altitude due to turbulence or something.
 
2014-04-21 09:37:17 AM

dr_blasto: BS.

subfactorial: Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.

Right. About the only explanation that I can think of is that the cold essentially put him in a coma for the duration with such drastically reduced metabolic function that the little oxygen up there was enough. Similar to those people pulled out of frozen lakes after 30m and survive.

Basically another take on 'You're not dead until you're warm and dead.'

Several minutes in a lake vs 5.5 hours? Can you access the cargo hold from the wheel well?


The cargo hold isn't pressurized either, though might afford a bit more warmth than the wheel well.
 
2014-04-21 09:38:42 AM

ucfknightryan: dr_blasto: BS.

subfactorial: Oblio13: dinch: Wheel wells are pressurized?

They're not, and i'm having a hard time believing this, too. Several hours with temps of probably 40 below, and essentially no oxygen.

Right. About the only explanation that I can think of is that the cold essentially put him in a coma for the duration with such drastically reduced metabolic function that the little oxygen up there was enough. Similar to those people pulled out of frozen lakes after 30m and survive.

Basically another take on 'You're not dead until you're warm and dead.'

Several minutes in a lake vs 5.5 hours? Can you access the cargo hold from the wheel well?

iirc the cargo hold would be pressurized, so no.

One possibility, the article doesn't say how long they were at 38k feet.  Maybe they spent most of the flight at a more survivable altitude due to turbulence or something.


They pressurize the cargo hold?
 
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