Monday, August 22, 2022

Fallen Security

Section:

That a man was able to stowaway in the landing gear of a plane in Nairobi and then fall from it into a Clapham garden is tragic; it highlights airline security is pathetic

News last night that the body of a man fell from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways plane smashed into the ground just feet away from a sunbather in Clapham on Sunday is truly shocking.

 

blank

Of the incident, an unnamed neighbour told the Press Association: “I heard a ‘whomp.’ I went outside to look out of a window. At first I though it was a [homeless person] asleep in the garden. He had all his clothes on and everything. I had a closer look and saw there was blood all over the walls of the garden… I realised immediately that he had fallen.”

 

“So I went outside and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken. He had been sunbathing and he had landed one metre away from him.”

blank
blank

 

“I spoke to Heathrow airport this morning to ask if they were aware of this. If it had been two seconds later, he would have landed on the common where there were hundreds of people – my kids were in the garden 15 minutes before [he fell].”

 

“One of the reasons his body was so intact was because his body was an ice block.”

 

Surprisingly not the first time such has occurred in London – further incidents happened in 2012 in East Sheen and in 2015 in Richmond – that somebody was prepared to stowaway at temperatures of -60C in a compartment for 4,250 miles is indicative of how desperate some people truly can be to seek out a better life ‘Dick Whittington-style’ in a city whose streets simply are not paved with gold.

 

Surprisingly, according to an aviation expert named Alastair Rosenschein – who was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning – one in four that attempt such a journey having hidden themselves in the undercarriage of a long-haul flight actually complete their journey unharmed.

 

Rosenschein highlighted that the problem comes about because pilots only do a walk-around of their planes an hour before they takeoff and he went as far as to suggest that this should be done later. He also highlighted that since 1947 worldwide over 100 people have fallen in such a manner and here indeed is proof as to why airports and airlines should increase their security in this regard.

 

Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes

Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes

Twitter: @SteepleTimes

 

blank
blank
The Steeple Times
The Steeple Times
We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

£1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.

3,023FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
13,577FollowersFollow

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.

AD
Advertisement

Trending Now

Help Find William Cookson – Missing Since August 2022 From London, SW6

London based artist William Cookson has been missing since early August; please help his family and friends find this much-loved 45-year-old.

A £65 Million ‘Bargain’ Boat – Seized Oligarch Gin Palace For Auction

As government of Gibraltar auctions a seized £65 million oligarch superyacht with interiors by Jeffrey Epstein’s favourite designer to ‘bargain seekers,’ Matthew Steeples asks: “Why haven’t other seized ‘questionable assets’ been sold off already?”

Catching A Bargain Artists’ Studio In SW3

Swanky renovated artists’ studio in ritzy South Kensington enclave for sale for just £375,000 – naturally, there’s a catch.

Hero of the Hour 2022 – Crusading £1 Per Head Chef Miguel Barclay

In actually showing the British public how to actually cook a meal costing no more than £1 per head, TV chef Miguel Barclay contributes something useful whereas the likes of food bank fighters Lee Anderson MP and Jack Monroe continue just to carp.

Most Popular Artcles

Who REALLY is Omid Scobie?

An examination of the true character traits of the Duchess of Sussex’s PR peddling biased ‘bestie’ Omid Scobie by Nikolay Kalinin.

Justice for James Scurlock

Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

Moron of the Moment – Prince Harry

With his marriage to the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has morphed into an utter bore   Prince Harry used to be a...

Scobie Orf!

‘MeGain’s’ bestie Omid Scobie deservedly gets slammed by ‘Yankee Wally’ Sadie Quinlan for getting her shut down on Twitter; this childish chap should now just ‘belt up, wrap up and shut up.’