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December 13th, 2020 at 12:22:01 PM permalink
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/12/us/las-vegas-airport-plane-wing-man-custody/index.html

Man was taken into custody after he climbed onto the wing of an airplane preparing to takeoff in Las Vegas


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December 13th, 2020 at 1:42:38 PM permalink
he was just winging it

ill show myself out immediately
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December 14th, 2020 at 1:52:41 AM permalink
He was hoping to make a remake of the Twilight Zone’s Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.
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December 14th, 2020 at 1:54:21 AM permalink
Obviously a terrorist or a flight risk.
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December 14th, 2020 at 1:28:14 PM permalink
Assuming he wasn't just trying to get attention, or wanted to go to jail, with no intention of being on the wing when it took off, I would estimate a 99.99% chance he is mentally ill with a small chance he is just too stupid to know he has a chance of surviving in the wheel well .

Though those chances seem pretty slim these days. Assuming the plane goes 10s of thousands of feet up, the way it seems to usually go is you pass out from lack of oxygen and then it is a matter of whether you will freeze to death or not. If you survive it all but are still passed out, you risk falling out of the wheel well when the wheels are lowered.

Glancing at the link, I'll roughly estimate you have a one in 20 chance of surviving these days, though your condition with the frostbite might be dicey. Note that they don't know how many might have fallen into the ocean, so chances might be much worse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wheel-well_stowaway_flights
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December 14th, 2020 at 1:33:29 PM permalink
I would guess a 99% chance he was drunk or on drugs.
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