Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Desperate Escape Attempt

According to an AP report, a suburban woman in New York was shocked to see part of a man's body fall out of the sky into her back yard.

The man was apparently a stowaway on a South African Airways flight from South Africa through Senegal to Kennedy Airport in New York. Speculation is that he was in or near one of the wheel wells when the landing gear was lowered in preparation for landing at Kennedy. At that point his body was torn apart, some of it falling into the lady's back yard, the rest remaining in the aircraft. He may have been already dead from lack of oxygen or freezing temperatures at high altitude.

I have to wonder how desperate he had to be to make such a dangerous and terrifying attempt to escape his former life.


Blogger Amal said...

He would have had to be extremely desperate to attempt that. Maybe he felt like his life was not worth living if he could not get to a better life which (regardless of all the critics or politics) the U.S. is known to help achieve.

11:37 PM, June 09, 2005  
Blogger Bill O. Writes said...

Rwanda. Sudan. ...

7:54 AM, June 13, 2005  

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