Dead Cuban Stowaway Found in Iberia Plane Landing Gear

Posted Jul 14th 2011 08:15 AMUpdated Jul 14th 2011 08:17 AM

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Dead Cuban Stowaway Found in Airplane Landing Gear

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The body of a dead Cuban man was found in the landing gear of a jet at the Madrid airport, reports the Associated Press.

The man, 23, was discovered on an Iberia plane after a Wednesday flight from Havana to the Spanish capital.

According to AFP, Spanish media identified the man as Adonis GB, who had injuries to his head and chest, and possibly died from being crushed.

In a similar incident, late last year a North Carolina teen also stowed away in the landing gear of a plane and was found dead near Boston's Logan Airport. It is believed he died from a fall. Amazingly, not long before that a 17-year-old Russian survived a 50-minute flight hiding in a wheel-well.

As of that time, Federal Aviation Administration records revealed that 63 flights have carried 72 wheel-well stowaways since 1996. Only 12 survived.

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August 24 2011 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Claud

Apparently the word hasn't gotten out that trying to fly Wheel Well Class is froth with dangers......

July 14 2011 at 8:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ROCKCRUSHER

This seems to happen quite often. Too often ! You know the terrorist are looking at all the options. Would it be asking too much for T.S.A to focus on this obvious unlawful entry into restricted areas and maybe put less attention on fondling children and their disgusting dirty diaper fetish ? I realize this happened in Cuba but statistics tell me that this is just way too easy if its happening at our own airports .

July 14 2011 at 8:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
riverpigz

What a way to go......

July 14 2011 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tellawren

1 less cuban in Miami is a reason to celebrate. too bad it wasn't 1,000.

July 14 2011 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wensap0

roflmao , too funny !

July 14 2011 at 7:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
nomennovus89

I just took a huge dump and read this while doing so.

July 14 2011 at 7:19 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
gellntn

WELL THE GREASER SHOULD HAVE LUBRICATED THAT LANDING GEAR GOOD ENOUGH FOR A YEAR.

July 14 2011 at 7:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
eolc92

The stowaway had a pressing engagement (wink)

July 14 2011 at 7:01 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
roserdy8

poeple are losing their jobs, houses, bank accounts, health insurance and more. yet illegal aliens keep pouring into the US by the thousands every single day of the year. And Americans have to keep supporting them 100% while they steal our jobs, breed like rabbits abd overcrowd our schols and prisons.

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TM

Try using spell check, are you a third grader?

July 14 2011 at 7:08 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

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