PPRuNe Forums - View Single Post - Stowaway Falls
Thread: Stowaway Falls
View Single Post
Old 2nd Jul 2019, 23:03
  #29 (permalink)  
tdracer
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Age: 64
Posts: 2,545
Several years ago there was a documented case of a teenager who survived after stowing away in the wheel well of a flight from the US mainland to Hawaii (~5-6 hours). IIRC, they figure the cold slowed his metabolism enough that he was able to survive the lack of oxygen at altitude. I suspect being young and relatively healthy helped as well.
That being said, the probability of survival has to be pretty minimal.
tdracer is online now