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strangest freight

Old 27th Jun 2007, 13:31
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built by GM in North America. Timescale for delivery and introduction was very tight. If they all came by sea, there would not have been time to train all the drivers and maintenance engineers in advance of scheduled introduction. Flying the first one over gave a couple of extra weeks for the training programme so that the rest could be used almost from the dockside


an ex colleague of mine claimed to have been the loading master on that flight - never sure if he was telling the truth or not
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 12:35
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For a number of years I was on the receiving end of the freight - delivered mostly to Northern Virginia & NW Wash DC. Had a delivery to the FBI building, small box about 10 inches long and 5-6 inches square. Sounded like something was loose inside as I approached the guard gate, so I check the waybill for the description...

"Human hand - crime evidence"

Gave me the creeps for the rest of the day.

Cheers, y'all.
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 13:32
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30 pairs of human eyes....
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 07:55
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My first post here, greetings from the Pacific Northwest! It would have to be 170,000 pounds of strawberries! I can still smell 'em
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 04:47
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35,000 "beneficial insects".

Not itching yet!
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 00:58
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Eric, care to elaborate on those insects?

I fly bugs all the time. The Colorado farmers regularly import potato bugs to fertilize their crops. Maybe the pesticides they use also kill the good bugs. One little box really stinks up the plane. I'm guessing the honey bees are also for crop fertilization, but I don't know. Lots of crickets; fishbait maybe? The nightcrawlers are labeled as fishbait right on the box.
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 07:48
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Five lions , in a 747 combi years ago to go to the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Oz.
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Old 8th Aug 2007, 01:43
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Unhappy Kenyan DNATA (DXB) Manager in a box!!!

Just heard the weirdest! Due to internal fraud and trying to escape the consequences a manager who's passport was taken to prevent him leaving the country.He tried to get home to Kenya and had taken "enough" O2 bottles,food/water, and blankets hid in a box destined for cargo however was detected when he tapped on the box to get out!!!! Seems like he had got his taste of the time but in a 4x2 box would he not have been better off in a cell!!!!!Ergo don't do the crime if you don't want to do the time!!!!!!!!
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 01:58
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My favorite the 3 original GT40's that finished 1st 2nd 3rd at 1966 Le Mans, plus a prototype "new" GT40 and Caddy concept car, all for Goodwood festival of speed. We got a dab hand that weekend lifting PMC 's onto the floor from a set of four, and wheeling the cars off. happy days !!
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 17:11
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Aaah flying in Africa! a live goat in a bag a pax tried to sneak on, a baby in a kit bag a pax did sneak on(UN flying in DRC) Over 1kg of cut diamonds (Botswana).A freeze dried tiny antelope of some kind stuffed into a cooler box, Equatorial Guinea. A colleague flying for DHL was rudely interrupted on the descent into Libreville by a very drunk ground handler who somehow passed out in the back of the ATR (after loading freight in Malabo)and only woke up on the descent, had to spend a few days in LBV before paxing back. Oh and definitely the smelliest was a stinky pax who was told he couldn't use the loo ,as it wasnt possible to service the damn thing in Kisangani, so he promptly [email protected] on his seat(UN DRC)
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Old 29th Aug 2007, 13:16
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For me it was a coffin in Cessna310 fron Madagascar to Comoros. To load it, we have to put down the wing's door....then in flight it was an unusual passenger.... I dont know why but the deceased man didn't like the flight and the coffin start to smell very bad during descent .
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Old 29th Aug 2007, 18:05
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2 mil Rats won't get ya anywhere, can't just nip into Ala Moudi's and get it fixed. Couple of mil dollari, yup! Just divert with the odd Head of the National Guard enroute to his West African hawking safari would've done it!!!! Bin there, seen it, thought about it, did it? Well can't hide a N/TF reg 8 can ya?
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 09:55
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525kg of frozen chicken wings 3 times a week from Kununurra ( Australia )to a remote Aboriginal camp called Kallumbaru in a C207.......one word frightening!!!
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Old 13th Oct 2007, 15:49
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Sydney, Aus. to New York (via LAX) in an MD11-- 1 6x6 crate with 5 Picasso's. (The handler was gorgeous)
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 21:34
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freight

Never really wanted to post this but , 144 tonnes two trips DC-1030F
Prestwick to Carracus (Venezuela) i no you all no
with cases of JONNY WALKER RED LABEL WHISKEY very odd but the guy on the ground was happy ,and we never even got one single bottle to share

such is life !!!!!!!!!!

And someone please back me up don't we ALL LOVE Goats from IRELAND
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Old 7th Dec 2007, 01:26
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Wierdest?

I hauled dolphins in a DC3 from Kansas City, to Gulfport Mississippi for a casino once. I hauled 9500 pounds of explosives in a Convair 340 from Florida to St Croix once. I hauled 4000 POUNDS of catheters in a DC3 to Chihuahua Mexico once.
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Old 7th Dec 2007, 02:27
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Strange

What about a Liquid oxygen tank that need the beluga to carry it from
new orleans to the skunk works (SAC) for the X-33 (replacement space shuttle - now shelved) . A few months later it was pressured tested and blew sky high hence end of the X-33 program

rgds
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Old 17th Dec 2007, 03:10
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fish

Fresh live prawns caught in Alaska, packed in ice and seawater. Every styrofoam box we grabbed as we loaded would start vibrating loudly as the prawns would thrash around inside the box....They felt rather LARGE for prawns.....
Flew them down from Ketchikan, Alaska to Vancouver as the many fine seafood restaurants awaited.
Night flight down from the panhandle following the western coast of B.C. We were bulked out and the boxes were pretty much right behind us...
Everytime we hit a few bumps, they boxes would all start thrashing in unison. Sounded like a facehugger alien about to scuttle up your shoulder....
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 05:04
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Real Scottish Whisky from scottish grapes out of Taipei, but no bugger will believe that.
ln fact, it was going south internally, guess the korean sailor market was hot in Gowshung.
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 10:35
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Two bottle-nosed dolphins in seperate holding tanks. The flt was a 4 hour jaunt in a Hercules L382g from Walvis Bay to Durban.
The 2 dolphins were for the dolphin marina.
When did this happen ? I was doing a navy camp at Walvis and said dolphins were "pooled" at the navy base prior to shipent to Durbs - i have photo's of these dolphins - interested ?
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