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Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

Expert explain what will happen to your health if you are hiding in the wheel area of a plane while its flying

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News24xx.com - An Indonesian citizen (WNI) was arrested by Malaysian police on Monday, May 13th 2019 due to unauthorized entry into the Penang International Airport complex. He was found by officers hiding in the wheels of one of the planes, trying to be a stowaway for be able to get to his home in Medan.

The occurrence of people hiding in the aircraft wheels has been reported several times. According to the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) since 1947 there have been 105 people around the world who have tried to fly by hiding in the wheel of an aircraft.

What happens when someone is desperate to board a plane in this way? According to Aviation expert Jeff Wise the main threat is lack of oxygen and extreme cold temperatures. "Hiding in that area will feel like suddenly being placed on top of Mount Everest" Jeff said as quoted by CNN, on Tuesday, May 14th 2019.

Surgeon specialist Dr. Kenneth Stahl of Jackson Memorial Hospital commented on the risk that can occur is damage to cells, especially in the brain. With a slow body metabolism, the level of cell damage due to lack of oxygen can be minimized. "Basically, during flight, people are in the state of suspended animation" Kenneth said, adding that it was likely that the person would still experience some kind of brain damage.

CAMI itself noted that of about 105 people who had flown in the aircraft wheels, only 25 people were able to survive until after landing. This means that the survival rate of people who are desperate to try this is around 24 percent.

 

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