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Unless they pressurise and heat the under-carriage compartment, then the person would have died hours before anyway. 36,000ft, temperatures of -40 centigrade and barely any oxygen aren't conducive to life really! Not sure these poor souls realise what they're letting themselves in for when they stow-away in the undercarriage compartment - must be a pretty horrendous way to go :(

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And the Darwin of the year of Award goes to.....(what's left of the guy in the article above).

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I saw a documentary about this, poor people trying to get our of their countries have resorted to hiding in the undercarriage where the landing wheels are. They climb up inside and there [i]is[/i] room for a human once they are up. However, its very very unlikely you will survive due to the extreme cold.
However, the docu spoke to a few people who did actually manage to survive shorter flights.

Feel so sorry for them that their country is so bad even think about this never mind actually trying it.

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Extra points for determination.
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Well can't blame the man for trying ...

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Flight Simulator X: Achievement Unlocked
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[quote name='*RedBull*' timestamp='1355166357' post='595381750']
And the Darwin of the year of Award goes to.....(what's left of the guy in the article above).
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He's certainly one of the top contenders.
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[quote name='LaP' timestamp='1355172084' post='595381946']
Well can't blame the man for trying ...
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Yes you can. Illegal immigration is illegal. And if he were a legal immigrant, he was committing a crime.
this problem is evident in the case of a boy 17yr old having climbed into the wheel well of a plane at the airfield in at an Augusta, GA airport. The boy fell out shortly after takeoff and was killed. The parents sued the airport for negligence. I don't know the outcome but it's not a stretch to understand they didn't win.

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I still feel bad for him, though. That's a rough way to die.

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