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Old 20th Jul 2013, 12:04
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Body found in BA A320 undercarriage at Heathrow

A man believed to be Turkish and in his 30s was discovered in the British Airways Airbus A320 that flew from Istanbul to Terminal 5 .
Stowaway found dead in landing gear of plane at Heathrow - Home News - UK - The Independent

How did he manage to evade security at Istanbul?
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 12:14
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Really sad story....

However also a huge security lapse. He could have had worse intentions. Seems like these poor guys always want to fly BA, didn't this happen last year?
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 12:19
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Just go to show what a complete joke security is. As long as you don't have a bottle of water and you have your hi viz jacket on, everything is ok....but some how, someone can get airside and hide in the wheel bay of an aircraft, and no one notices.
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Given the size of the Turkish population in (say) Germany & Sweden, is it really that difficult for a Turkish citizen to enter Europe that they have to resort to this ?

Kinda scotches the myth perpetrated by the pilot job agencies when they advertise contracts with Turkish companies as being "European Based"
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Originally Posted by jimsmitty01 View Post
Really sad story....

However also a huge security lapse. He could have had worse intentions. Seems like these poor guys always want to fly BA, didn't this happen last year?
Yes. If I remember correctly it happened on a 747 from Johannesburg.

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Man in a wheelwell

In that South African case, the man fell from the wheelwell when the gear went down on final approach. But he was probably dead before then.
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Gotta be worth a Darwin Award, surely?
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