Plane tickets are expensive, but death is moreso.

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Steely Dan, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

    Messages:
    30,559
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Link

    North Carolina teen may have fallen from plane in Massachusetts
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    December 11, 2010 8:06 a.m. EST

    (CNN) -- Authorities are investigating what happened to a North Carolina teenager whose body was found along a flight path in Massachusetts with "trauma that was consistent with a fall from a significant height," a Massachusetts district attorney said.

    "It appears, more likely than not, that (Delvonte) Tisdale was able to breach airport security and hide in the wheel well of a commercial jetliner without being detected by airport security personnel," William R. Keating, district attorney for Norfolk County, Massachusetts, told reporters Friday....


    What a dumbass. Give him a Darwin Award. :shakehead:
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Sooner Fan#1

    Sooner Fan#1 Rest in Peace

    Messages:
    5,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    :noooo:!!!as has happened in other parts of the country ????? Did I read that right? WTH?
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

    Messages:
    30,559
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's definitely been done before. I don't know how often but this isn't the second time I've heard of it.

    IIRC, one guy hid in the wheel well of a plane flying to Europe and he froze to death.
     
  5. Lanie

    Lanie New Member

    Messages:
    2,843
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yep, that was going to be my question, wouldn't a person freeze to death in there?

    I heard of some guy trying to mail himself somewhere, and it wasn't that long ago, but this is the first one of these I've heard about.
     
  6. Sooner Fan#1

    Sooner Fan#1 Rest in Peace

    Messages:
    5,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Me too...and I live under a flight path....Wonder if I should move? I don't think your standard foil hat will provide much protection from falling bodies from the sky......:innocent:
     
  7. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

    Messages:
    30,559
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If you go name brand you're pretty safe.
     
  8. Suthrnqt

    Suthrnqt Verified Luddite

    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    BBM

    His family has been on the local news almost daily. They are, as can be expected, heartbroken. Just wanted to let you know that Delvonte was also mentally challenged. So his family does not understand how he was able to commit such an act.
     
  9. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

    Messages:
    30,559
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's sad. They never mentioned his mental capacity. I feel bad now for calling him a dumbass. Unfortunately there are many people who are of, supposed, competence that do this as well as other really stupid things and kill themselves. Look over the Darwin award pages.

    What's really scary is he was able to do this. What if he had been a terrorist.
     
  10. Sooner Fan#1

    Sooner Fan#1 Rest in Peace

    Messages:
    5,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I haven't read all the info about how this happened, therefore, not going to go so far as blame the parents, but...if he is challenged, how was he not supervised more....I mean...getting thru airport security is NOT an easy thing and time consuming...but where is the wheel well? isn't it outside side of the plane? I guess I'm just not getting it...I wouldn't even know how he would get outside the plane...:waitasec: This is just not making sense to me.
     
  11. Tinsamd

    Tinsamd Justice for Shaniya!!!!

    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What a shame!! Poor 16 year old boy!!! :-(

    This article makes it sound like he was trying to make it to his mama.

    More info:

    http://thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/crime/5532-ma-officials-dead-nc-teen-fell-from-plane
     
  12. Suthrnqt

    Suthrnqt Verified Luddite

    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    BBM

    I truly wasn't trying to make you or anyone else posting here feel badly. Just thought I would add the info about his mental capacity because it was stated on the local news, but not MSM.

    I am also confused as to how a teen, who is mentally challenged, was able to get by security and onto (or is it into??) a plane. Just scares me to think what a terrorist could have done in a similar circumstance.
     
  13. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

    Messages:
    5,900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Freeze, perhaps, but high altitude sickness would probably set in first... and that is pure torture because when there is less oxygen (as it is as you climb higher into the atmosphere without supplemental oxygen or the convenience of a pressurized entity like a plane cabin) your system goes haywire and your body starts shutting down... you suffer through things like feeling yourself drowning as your lungs fill with fluid and intense cranial pressure as fluid builds up around your brain. It's a slow torturous death...
     
  14. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

    Messages:
    12,328
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We all talk about airport security and how important it is right? Well in San Diego all you have to do is jump a fence to get to an airplane. My newphew did this once (he was in a manic phase) and hopped a fence and started chasing an airplane down the runway. He was placed on a 72 hour hold. If a terrorist really wants to get to a plane, going thru the airport isn't the way to do it. We should keep the outside as secure as the inside to keep folks from doing this.

    MOO

    Mel
     
  15. nervous_nellie

    nervous_nellie Carpe Noctem

    Messages:
    7,113
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    sooo... first ill say my condolences in regard to this boys family. and im sorry to hear about your nephew mgardner i bet he causes you much stress...

    but what im getting here is that all terrorists need to do is figure out how to appear as
    mentally unbalanced folks and then the airport security couldnt care less if they jump barbwire fences and mess with and/or crawl into the wheel wells of an aircraft? huh? that kinda tics me off....
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice