Watch for Falling Bodies

A Long Island resident was surprised this morning when she heard a loud bang on her garage roof. Pam Hearne walked outside to find a leg and part of a torso lying in the yard, apparently discharged from the wheel well of a South African Airways jet passing overhead.

Ms. Hearne lives a few miles outside the final approach fix to New York’s Kennedy airport, approximately where arriving jets put down their landing gear.

Authorities suspect a man stowed away in the wheel well during the aircraft’s stopover in Dakar, Senegal.

posted by Chris on 08 June 2005 at 2051 in aviation


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