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strangest freight

Old 9th Nov 2012, 22:18
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Was inflight refuelling not consideed if VIP aboard?

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Old 13th Nov 2012, 15:26
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I was at Accra in July 1960 with the Beverleys and Britannias, in charge of the RAF Ground Crew-- we were doing the Airlift to the Congo--I would really like to swap notes with you. Alan luto

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Old 26th Feb 2013, 23:00
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300 Kgs of pure Columbian Cocaine in Bulk Hold 5 with an RAF Police Alsatian guarding it. Oh & a former Chief of The Defence Staff with his good lady wife, all on the same flight... MPN-ASI.

And before the dissenters start, it was part of a seizure from a Chilean trawler that put into Fitzroy with engine trouble on its way up to Europe.
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 19:57
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800 kgs of condoms on a UN-WFP flight from Kinshasa to Bukavu, DRC on a L410.

The surprise came the next day when on our way back to the airport from the hotel saw local kids selling peanuts wrapped in condoms...

We basically flew just over 7 hrs there and back, burnt 2100 kgs of JetA1, paid an average of 800-1200USD worth of landing/navigation/parking fees at each fuel stop (3 in total) and wasted 2 full days in the midst of a Ebola pandemic where all the resources would've been needed to provide humanitarian flights planned by the same organization.

All for 800 kgs worth of plastic wrap for black market peanuts - founded by the United Nations. Go figure...

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Old 11th Jun 2013, 10:39
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A sole PMC palet with a box 80cm x 80cm...guess what it was
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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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Horse semen.
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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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