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(ABC News)   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
    More: Dumbass, Maui, domestic flights, airport police, airport authorities, Hawaiian Airlines, the wheels, security question  
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7169 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Apr 2014 at 7:35 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-04-21 07:31:10 AM  
3 votes:
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 07:56:37 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:16:39 AM  
1 vote:


Probably off getting stoned on 4/20.
2014-04-21 10:21:19 AM  
1 vote:
No, wheel wells are not pressurized.

Yes, cargo compartments are pressurized. And heated.

No, there is no access between wheel wells and cargo compartments.

Carry on.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-21 09:56:06 AM  
1 vote:
My recollection is the cargo hold is pressurized, but not heated. The cabin floor can not hold pressure. It's a lot easier to pressurize a cylinder than a half cylinder. A pressurized cylinder is in tension. A pressurized plate (cabin floor) has a strong bending and shear force.

For comparison, a standard design load for a building floor is 100 pounds per square foot. The cabin floor would have to support about 800 pounds per square foot if the space below were not pressurized.
2014-04-21 08:43:15 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:27:35 AM  
1 vote:
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 06:59:31 AM  
1 vote:
Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired.
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