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strangest freight

Old 11th Jun 2013, 13:08
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Dan Dare took Haile Selassie's silver throne to Addis
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Old 7th Jul 2013, 06:46
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Two convicted murderers from Kalemi to Lubumbashi. They were trussed up like Buxted chickens, with fence wire, handcuffs, nylon cord and covered by an armed guard. The guards weapon was empty as was the magazine, orders from me, but the guy stood steadfast pointing his AK at them for the whole flight. These two had boarded a Tanzanian ferry from a small boat at night to rob passengers, many jumped overboard in panic and were never seen again. If I remember right they were responsible for 14 peoples demise.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 23:10
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A case of live bees.

Of course, half of them escaped and took their anger out on the loaders.
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 08:16
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strangest freight

Several Times a 20 tons Pay load of ...... Euros bills ...... From the european central bank to various european countrys !

And also Many Times 10 tons ...... Of Breitlings !
From Basel to Bruxels or Leipzig !

..... Guessed who was the carrier ?
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 13:42
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The emperor

Had Emperor Bokassa on board mit grand coach.
He shook hands on completion of flight and Capt counted his fingers after
to ensure he still all of 'em
Not long after Bosakka was 'done' for cannibalism
Main course ?
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 15:02
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Diamonds from Dundo to Luanda during the Angolan civil war...I think.
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 06:44
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Live sharks being transported from Brisbane to Melbourne, Australia.
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 08:08
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My niece worked for a freight forwarder on the phone lines, and said she'd dealt with a live shark missing in transit. Maybe I should hook you two up and see if its the same one...
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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 06:38
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Had three Ostriches today?

Just a pax flight.

But accompanied by 56Kg gold and 230Kg bank notes.

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Old 24th Nov 2014, 00:15
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Two live dolphins from Rimini to Exeter in a C-47 Dakota.
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 19:45
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That is criminal! That is worse than the economy cabin of an EK A380!
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 14:42
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Emirites? or Oman?
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 19:02
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A jerry can of Diesel. Vienna to Dresden. Both cities well equipped with petrol stations.
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Old 6th Dec 2014, 07:16
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Horse semen.
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Old 6th Dec 2014, 08:23
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PortVale, is there anything to stop those camels from moving around and shifting the CG? How many gallons of urine did you drain out of the belly after that flight?
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 19:46
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Smile 1970s Dock Strikes

I was ground handling at Leeds during the 1970s when we had at different times a strike by seamen and by dockworkers which led to some interesting loads. An Icelandic outfit (Frachtflug if I remember correctly) based 2 x DC7s for the duration of hostilities and kept them going almost 24 hours a day.

Ships were discharging in Antwerp so we got aircraft loads of shirts, slippers household stuff (pretty much everything we still import today). Memorably 649 cases of Australian Granny Smith Apples, when the man from the market came to collect he would only take 600 as that was his order, the balance were there for wastage. We were eating beautiful apples for weeks.

A ships prop shaft on a Sterling DC6 swing tail (do I remember that correctly? - long time ago) with no means of offloading it, so we came up with some sort of device with slings and pullys and a mobile crane, one end suspended from the crane (which could only lift half the weight) the other resting on a pallet dolly on 10 ton forklift that had to be weighed down with as many people as possible that climb on the back, all synchronised to move at the same time. Modern Health & Safety men would have loved it.

An Alaska Hercy to load Polo Mints, and late one Saturday afternoon a Constellation with horrible squeally brakes with a load of Refractory Bricks. The only one I ever saw flying and no camera!!.

Happy days.........
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Old 30th Mar 2015, 22:07
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seeing those goats reminds me of a trip where the humans looked the same.In fact all the flights i have done they look like that...... is it my flying ......
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 21:14
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Moldava's ER-BAM shipping Lama's Ostend to Libya

Rumours have it "Lamas" are been shipped with B747s (Moldava's ER-BAM or Pakistans AP-BIO/BKS) time to time from Ostend to Misrata &Tripoli for the local pet shops. Anyone with pictures? BTW were is AP-BIO?
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 18:29
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37 tons of Saudi Rials over and over...LHR-JED No serial No,s tho:ugh
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Old 18th Oct 2015, 03:14
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Fantastic threat!
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