Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Freight Dogs
Reload this Page >

strangest freight

Freight Dogs Finally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.

strangest freight

Old 3rd Jun 2007, 18:31
  #201 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Merriott, Somerset, UK
Age: 78
Posts: 229
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We were a private 707-320C, fully loaded with a ground to air guided missile system (missiles, warheads, launch system etc.) from Singapore to Dubai.

While flying in the Madras FIR we had an airmiss with a KLM 747, flying eastwards, that was cleared by Madras to climb through our flight level.

At the end of the aircraft to aircraft conversation with KLM, regarding who would report the incident, the KLM skipper said 'that could have been a very serious accident' we replied 'you have no idea how serious'!!!!!
Tony Mabelis is offline  
Old 7th Jun 2007, 09:54
  #202 (permalink)  

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Palm Coast, Florida, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 1,545
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 3 Posts
DC-8-73F full of paper money.

2 billion Riyals from Jeddah to Riyad.
Had armed guards and holy water onboard. The guards to keep the pilots honest. The holy water for blessing the money.

Yes, we did discuss how to de-pressurize to put the guard out of business, then set course for Brazil...There was a slight fuel problem however...
TowerDog is offline  
Old 18th Jun 2007, 23:23
  #203 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Europe
Age: 46
Posts: 19
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Freight itself was not that out of the ordinary, but the circumstances:
A fairly recent Maybach (basically a severly pimped Mercedes) from Kinshasa to Europe, due to go to Denmark I believe, for an inspection.
Don't know if customs had a closer look on arrival though
KingAir77 is offline  
Old 27th Jun 2007, 13:31
  #204 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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
andyf16 is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2007, 12:35
  #205 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Rural Virginia
Age: 70
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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.
Mudfoot is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2007, 13:32
  #206 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: BELGIUM
Posts: 56
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
30 pairs of human eyes....
DIRRIK is offline  
Old 12th Jul 2007, 07:55
  #207 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Near the Canadian border
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My first post here, greetings from the Pacific Northwest! It would have to be 170,000 pounds of strawberries! I can still smell 'em
frozenboxhauler is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2007, 04:47
  #208 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: UK
Posts: 34
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
35,000 "beneficial insects".

Not itching yet!
EricTheRed is offline  
Old 15th Jul 2007, 00:58
  #209 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 148
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
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.
Caboclo is offline  
Old 15th Jul 2007, 07:48
  #210 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: East side of OZ
Posts: 626
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Five lions , in a 747 combi years ago to go to the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Oz.
Bullethead is offline  
Old 8th Aug 2007, 01:43
  #211 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Mid East
Posts: 27
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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!!!!!!!!
stellar is offline  
Old 14th Aug 2007, 01:58
  #212 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In bed, in Castle Donington
Age: 49
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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 !!
lewis272 is offline  
Old 21st Aug 2007, 17:11
  #213 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: here&there
Posts: 47
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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 sh@t on his seat(UN DRC)
s2h is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2007, 13:16
  #214 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Europe
Age: 43
Posts: 33
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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 .
matoto is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2007, 18:05
  #215 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: It wasn't me, I wasn't there, wrong country ;-)
Age: 79
Posts: 1,757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

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?
merlinxx is offline  
Old 1st Oct 2007, 09:55
  #216 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: aust
Posts: 74
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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!!!
tipan13 is offline  
Old 13th Oct 2007, 15:49
  #217 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sydney, Aus. to New York (via LAX) in an MD11-- 1 6x6 crate with 5 Picasso's. (The handler was gorgeous)
waddawurld is offline  
Old 16th Oct 2007, 21:34
  #218 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: entebbe uganda
Age: 57
Posts: 66
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

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
ex dog is offline  
Old 7th Dec 2007, 01:26
  #219 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lockhart, Texas, USA
Age: 51
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

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.
Seatfool is offline  
Old 7th Dec 2007, 02:27
  #220 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Age: 65
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

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

Downunderontop is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.