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Date: 04/22/11 02:35 PM

48 Responses to Time Capsule: Feb 1970, Kid Falls From Plane [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Link: Time Capsule: Feb 1970, Kid Falls From Plane - 14-year-old Keith Sapsford hid in a plane`s wheel well and fell out during take off. An amateur photog took the pic.
  2. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    i do not understand this post.
  3. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    I`ll bet that left a mark......on the runway.
  4. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Hope HIS landing gear was functioning propperly.
  5. Profile photo of grapehead
    grapehead Male 18-29
    408 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    cool
  6. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    oops
  7. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2086 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Wow, talk about a major fail.
  8. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    That is horrible to see, but as bad as all the blue titles on IAB atm
  9. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
    570 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    @freddyferret

    ....YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
  10. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Better than freezing to death in total darkness with almost no oxygen, I guess.... on second thought, naaahh
  11. Profile photo of CrazyCatz135
    CrazyCatz135 Female 18-29
    73 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    that f-ckin sucks. poor stupid kid...
  12. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Guess he really was a sap.
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    If I recall the story . . . he wasn`t a kid. He was a guy trying to escape Cuba by hiding in the wheel well.

    The flight made it, but he was so frozen when the wheels opened he couldn`t hold on.... SPLAT!
  14. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Sadly he did not survive the 200 foot drop.

    Link
  15. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Gerry1of1, there have been a few stowaway stories. I`ve heard about the one you`re referring to as well. I guess it happens a lot.
  16. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    I guess when you take an airplane, you always pay, ALWAYS.
  17. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    @a1butcher

    Agreed. Standard temperatures at 35K feet (common cruising altitude for many commercial aircraft) is around -55 F. The landing compartment is pressurized (actually the entire craft has to be or it would be HELL on the external body panel rivets) but it wouldn`t have done him much good. There is no suplimental oxygen provided in that compartment and is far to thin to sustain life at that alt. He`d get cold, pass out, and just slip away.

    If you want to sneak into an airplane, you`re going to hae find a way to climb into somebodies luggage or pull a move from a 1990 spy movie in which you change cloths with a flight attendant (don`t worry if they weren`t they same size as you- the cloths always fit in the movies.)
  18. Profile photo of trickroom
    trickroom Male 18-29
    286 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    thats pretty unreal
  19. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    Wheeeeeeeeee!!!
  20. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    wiki says he fell 200 feet to his death.
  21. Profile photo of SMG13
    SMG13 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    @LionHeart-72

    No, the whole aircraft is not pressurized. From nearly the front of the fuselage to the rear pressure bulkhead is, however the empennage, wings and undercarriage bays are not.
  22. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    thats not a timecapsule
  23. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
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    April 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    Bad internet, bad, bad.....(why is this tragedy sensationalized, so that SOMEONE gets a weird woodie???)
  24. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    I may be bored but I`m not classless.
  25. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    handi are you telling us that you got a boner from this? >.>
  26. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    Gerry1of1: "He was a guy trying to escape Cuba by hiding in the wheel well. He was so frozen when the wheels opened he couldn`t hold on.... SPLAT!"

    FancyLad: "Gerry1of1, there have been a few stowaway stories. I`ve heard about the one you`re referring to as well. I guess it happens a lot."

    I guess he should`a taken the raft like all the other cubans.
  27. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    "thats not a timecapsule "

    You`re not a time capsule.
  28. Profile photo of JeanLocke
    JeanLocke Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Did he die?
  29. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    Something like this happened just a year or two ago...I belive it was a flight from here (Florida) to Michigan.
  30. Profile photo of mdgeist
    mdgeist Male 30-39
    151 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    Twilight Zone moment, "There is some-thing on the wing!!"
  31. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    Commandoooaaa!!
  32. Profile photo of 3002-3038
    3002-3038 Female 18-29
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    April 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    "Did he die?"

    since a passenger jet needs to be moving at atleast 150mph to take off.
    i`m gonna say...

    yes.
  33. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    April 22, 2011 at 11:38 pm
    did anyone else notice how far behind him the wheels are?? Unless he was hiding in the front wheel well...me thinks fake...where is the article? If it`s already posted sorry...too lazy to look at old posts :)
  34. Profile photo of showstoprake
    showstoprake Male 18-29
    90 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 12:28 am
    @FeelTheRide can you see the third window from left? The rear wheels are positioned below that. It can be seen in the pic too. The plane is moving atleast 150 -180 mph, thats why he is far from the wheels.
  35. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
    588 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 1:15 am
    Imagine the mark he would do on the driveway!
  36. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:41 am
    ouch
  37. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:20 am
    ah an early picture of easyjet planes. no seats? just grab on to any part of the plane and hope you can make it the whole flight, good luck holding on to your luggage too.
  38. Profile photo of flexus
    flexus Male 30-39
    50 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 5:24 am
    not sure this could happen these days with the increased security around airports, but when i worked airside at heathrow in the early 90`s i know of more than one case of people who had frozen to death in the wheel well of arriving aircraft
  39. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Did he died?
  40. Profile photo of mclovin973
    mclovin973 Male 18-29
    407 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 9:39 am
    How?
  41. Profile photo of eviltoesock
    eviltoesock Female 18-29
    2 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Believe it or not a kid in Charlotte, NC airport JUST did this in the past week. They weren`t sure how he got past security either.
  42. Profile photo of eviltoesock
    eviltoesock Female 18-29
    2 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 10:38 am
    Here is the link where it happened in Charlotte, NC recently.
    Here
  43. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 10:43 am
    @flexus this actually happened in north carolina somewhat recently, i have no clue how, though
  44. Profile photo of Neoptolemos
    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    From wiki:
    In 1970, Keith Sapsford, a 14-year-old boy, died after falling from the wheel-well of a Tokyo-bound Japan Air Lines DC-8 taking off from the Kingsford Smith Airport at Sydney, Australia.

    Here`s a link to the Australian newspaper that reported on it. Page 7, but google indexed it at page 4 (next to the Sydney water board loan ad)

    Long story short: yeah, he died
  45. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    Thanks for the explanation of the wheels...I was totally seeing it backwards. Lol
  46. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Pre-Darwin Award, Darwin Award Winner

    or something... you get the gist of it, he`s a moron.
  47. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Just so some guy wouldn`t touch his junk. Homophoebe got John Doe`d!
  48. Profile photo of Clunkst
    Clunkst Male 18-29
    113 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    "Hey look a kid is falling out of that plane right now up there in the sky. I guess I will take my camera out, point up there, and take a picture. Thankfully I reacted so fast as to deny the laws of time and gravity."

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