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Stowing Away isn't as fun as it used to be. [Jun. 8th, 2005|07:17 pm]
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FLORAL PARK, New York (AP) -- The body of an apparent stowaway was ripped in half during flight Tuesday and his leg crashed into a suburban neighborhood, where a homeowner found the severed limb in the middle of her lawn, authorities said.

Pam Hearne heard "a loud crash" and later was stunned to see a foot clad in an Adidas sneaker and a sock in her yard, said Officer Thomas Blanchard. The leg, with hip and spine attached, dented the shingled roof of her garage before bouncing into the lawn.

Police suspect the remains are from a stowaway who may have been crushed as the South African Airways jet lowered its landing gear on its approach to Kennedy Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said the pilot of flight 203 would have probably started lowering the plane's landing gear in the sky over the home in Floral Park, about 5 miles from the airport.

Peters said a Customs agent that met the flight at the airport found another leg hanging from the wheel well.

The airline said in a statement that the flight landed with "no impact" on the passengers and crew and it was working closely with authorities to investigate how someone may have stowed away.

The flight originated in Johannesburg, and made one stop in Senegal. Authorities had not identified the remains, which were hauled away from Hearne's yard in a plastic bag.

Hearne, a special education teacher, said that when she first saw the leg in the grass, "it didn't look real."

"But I am very glad that I live where I do," she said, "so I don't have to run for my life like this man probably was doing."

There have been cases of stowaways being crushed by the mechanism in aircraft wheel wells and perishing from the extreme cold at high altitude.


[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-06-08 08:37 pm (UTC)

that sucks? i wouldn't be able to keep a straight face/voice....i'd crack up in the middle of the word lozenge.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-08 08:39 pm (UTC)
Nah, you can't do that in a show. Otherwise you'd gain a bad reputation and never get cast again.. There's lots of rehearsals to work out the giggles.
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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-06-08 08:41 pm (UTC)
that's good. ^_^

did you giggle at the song?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-08 08:43 pm (UTC)
During rehearsals a little. It was a giggly song with giggly choreography. I didn't during a performance though, I'm pretty good about straight-face humour.
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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-06-08 09:39 pm (UTC)
^_^ that sounds like fun.

i got a whole list of ways to annoy people...it's hilarious.

7. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."

10. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.

23. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?", "What?", "Never mind, it's gone now."

30. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a parakeet.

(my personal favorite!) 34. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

63. As much as possible, skip rather
than walk.

72. Leave your Nine Inch Nails tape in Great Uncle Ed's stereo, with the volume properly adjusted

90. Drive half a block.

107. As people talk, smell their shoulders.

111. When talking to someone, look at a spot about two inches to their right.

123. Throw stones at people walking past your house.

132. etirW sdrawkcab.

145. Take photos of people walking down the street and then run away.

149. Bark like a dog whenever anyone says the word "the."

153. Stare at people for about five minutes, making sure they know you're staring at them. Then, slowly sneak up to them while humming the Mission: Impossible theme. Sniff their head, then run away. Repeat.

164. Call the operator. When asked, "Can I help you?" reply, "No thanks, just browsing."

166. On a night other than Halloween, get a few friends together and dress like Jason from Friday the 13th. Place each one a mile apart on an unlit highway.

176. Throw newspapers back at paperboys.

(hope you don't mind... i picked the best ones ;) )

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-08 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this list, I've seen it before. VERY funny. Always makes me smile. :)
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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-06-08 09:47 pm (UTC)
haha, i was /cracking up/ earlier.
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