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lazy mechanicsEdit

-- 14:09, 27 September 2007 (UTC)-- 14:09, 27 September 2007 (UTC)-- 14:09, 27 September 2007 (UTC)-- 14:09, 27 September 2007 (UTC) The incident has to be blamed solely on the duty maint personal.Their job is to do a pre dep walk around.Am sure the lazy dude must have taken it for granted "All OK" for departure. This was total negligence has to be delt with by the airline. Hope the boy will get well by the Grace of HIS almighty>

He won't get well. He's already lost fingertips to gangrene and may lose his hands altogether. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:31, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
I stabbed myself, this incident has to be blamed solely on the knife manufacturers. Fephisto 15:13, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

poor analogy, IMO, if it the responsibility of these maint. personnel to inspect there, clearly they didn't do their job. if a boy can find his way in there, afterall, might not a bomb, or other obstruction?—Imind 21:08, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Oh myEdit

Oh my. How? Sahmeditor 18:25, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Poor kidEdit

I really feel sorry for him, but wasn't that a bit drastic to illegally board a plane? Mutton333 21:38, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Just a StowawayEdit

For some reason this article and another about the 50 year old chinese man stirred me to write this.

Just a stowaway sitting in a wheel well free riding the high life mental frostbite

Just a body found the next day smashed and frozen stowaway going home? or running from it? Lack of income is the culprit

Little China man, little Russian boy One died, one survived Both unloved Unidentified

Both just stowaways who made the news for flying in a wheel well they did not choose

Plane didn't crash, they didn't pay Yet they lost themselves Poor stowaway

Ambarmuffins 07:50, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Boy in Wheel Well of a 737.Edit

This story is incredible. I work with Boeing 737’s at work and it is quite possible, although not comfortable, to squeeze into the wheel well of this jet. The wheel well actually extends the entire width of the fuselage so there is a nice large “gap” in the middle between the two wheels. What amazes me is how he survived. 10,000 meters is about 32,000 ft. As a pilot, I understand that a person has only a few seconds of useful consciousness at this altitude. After these seconds, you faint. I am surprised he even had enough oxygen to survive. Everest is 29,000 ft high and above about 26,000 ft there is simply not enough oxygen to sustain life over extended periods. Besides, climbers spend weeks adjusting their bodies to high altitudes before a climb. This boy had only minutes to adjust. Basically, your body shuts down and starts to deteriorate while still alive at these altitudes. On top of it all is the -50 degree or lower temperatures whereas the boy was unconscious. This means he was no able to cuddle up or try to protect himself against the sheer cold (or wind), his body laid completely exposed to the cold air. This is absolutely amazing that he survived!