Friday, October 22, 2010

Crocodile On Plane Kills 19 Passengers


A STOWAWAY crocodile on a flight escaped from its carrier bag and sparked an onboard stampede that caused the flight to crash, killing 19 passengers and crew.


The croc had been hidden in a passenger's sports bag - allegedly with plans to sell it - but it tore loose and ran amok, sparking panic.
A stampede of terrified passengers caused the small aircraft to lose balance and tip over in mid-air during an internal flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The unbalanced load caused the aircraft, on a routine flight from the capital, Kinshasa, to the regional airport at Bandundu, to go into a spin and crash into a house.
A lone survivor from the Let 410 plane told the astonishing tale to investigators.
Ironically the crocodile also survived the crash but was later killed with a machete by rescuers sifting through the wreckage.
British pilot Chris Wilson, 39, from Shurdington, near Cheltenham, Glocs was acting as the plane's first officer alongside Belgian pilot Danny Philemotte, 62, who was owner of the plane's operator Filair.
The plane smashed into an empty house just a few hundred metres from its destination.
"According to the inquiry report and the testimony of the only survivor, the crash happened because of a panic sparked by the escape of a crocodile hidden in a sports bag,” news organisation Jeune Afrique reported.
 One of the passengers had hidden the animal, which he planned to sell, in a big sports bag, from which the reptile escaped as the plane began its descent into Bandundu.
"The terrified air hostess hurried towards the cockpit, followed by the passengers."
The plane was then sent off-balance "despite the desperate efforts of the pilot", said the report.
"The crocodile survived the crash before being cut up with a machete."
The plane was a Czech-made Let L-410 Turbolet, one of more than 1,100 produced as short-range transport aircraft and used mainly for passenger services.

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27 comments:

  1. how the heck did he get the croc on the plane? and how did that one survivor know he was going to sell it? also I don't think the croc deserved to die...thats bullshit

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  2. what the hell? how did it even get on there?

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  3. wow, what a dumbass to bring this on a plane

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  4. Wow that's insane. I can't believe they didn't see that in the bag!

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  5. When I read that title, I thought the crocodile manually killed the 19 passengers by itself. That would be quite a feat by the croc but then I read the rest.

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  6. Holy crap. I think they should have kept that croc alive and taken it to a lab for testing purposes. I mean think about it, the first real member of the animal kingdom to become a terrorist!

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  7. that sucks... why would you bring that on the plane anyway?

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  8. I don't think there are many words to describe the above situation..Well there are probably a lot, but it sucks.

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  9. Dude, seriously... These stories you post are crazy and this another great example... Kind of curious about how you even get these stories !!

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  10. im tired of these mother fukkin crocs on this mother fukkin plane

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  11. OMG great storry dude.. icant belive that

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  12. Sigh. I see a new Samuel L Jackson movie coming...

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  13. I think its gonna end up becomign a hollywood movie once the grief subsides =/

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  14. well thats pretty horrible..a waste of life all around.

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  15. Only 19? xD
    Soyy, I'm kidding.

    Good stuff here!

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  16. and cue the Samuel Jackson quotes

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  17. I don't even. What. oh my gosh.

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  18. This is why we cant have nice things. At least they were not snakes. Fuck that. Just. Just fuck reptiles on planes. :p

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