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1998 Personal Accounts
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"I Can Fly!" 
1998 Personal Account

A would-be illegal immigrant cleverly managed to conceal himself in the undercarriage of a 747 in India just prior to take-off, with the intention of making the trip from India to the UK. Little did he realize that temperatures at high altitudes, in combination with the wind chill factor, can become very icy. If that doesn't do you in, then the lack of oxygen will. The man was found dead of exposure at London Heathrow Airport. Later in the same year, two more young men attempted the journey by the same means. This time one died but one, presumably more warmly dressed, survived. Unfortunately for him, as soon as he recovered, he was put on a plane back to India, inside the cabin this time.

Submitted by O.J. San Felipe

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