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Crocodile Crashes Aircraft In Congo

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the I-only-let-him-touch-the-controls-for-a-minute dept.

Transportation 13

An anonymous reader writes "A 20-seat regional airliner crashed in Congo, after an illegally trafficked pet crocodile escaped from a bag on-board. Panicked passengers stormed the cockpit, causing the plane to lose balance and crash just a few hundred paces from the runway they were supposed to land at. Only one person survived the impact."

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13 comments

Snakes on a Plane II: In Cold Blood (2, Funny)

giantism_strikes (1887188) | more than 3 years ago | (#33987124)

Someone go get Samuel Jackson and let him know that he's got a movie to be in.

Re:Snakes on a Plane II: In Cold Blood (1)

jappleng (1805148) | more than 3 years ago | (#34000250)

I'M TIRED OF THESE MOTHER F... Well you know the rest. I call fluff on this article especially since it's on fox and cnn

Spoof - who publishes this (1)

ciaran_o_riordan (662132) | more than 3 years ago | (#33988990)

The story originated from a site called www.thespoof.com!

CNN isn't the only agency to publish this one. Here's a Belgian paper which published it, and even mentioned that they found it on www.thespoof.com:

http://www.lalibre.be/actu/international/article/618724/un-crocodile-de-quatre-metres-cache-dans-un-sac-a-la-base-d-un-accident-d-avion-au-congo.html [lalibre.be]

(I guess they can excuse themselves because there's the language barrier.)

not CNN, I meant Fox News (1)

ciaran_o_riordan (662132) | more than 3 years ago | (#33989020)

s/CNN/Fox/

Re:Spoof - who publishes this (1)

Sarten-X (1102295) | more than 3 years ago | (#34001236)

Not quite. The Spoof has an article with fake quotes talking about the crocodile attempting to pilot the plane. It was published on October 22nd, 2010.

Other [aviation-safety.net] sources [msn.com] include more details, and appear to be legitimate. Some [eturbonews.com] predate the Spoof article.

It's not the incident that The Spoof fictionalized. It's just the details.

seems you're right (1)

ciaran_o_riordan (662132) | more than 3 years ago | (#34008248)

Strange.

I wonder why the Belgian paper credited www.thespoof.com with the story.

Now that I search that site for "crocodile" and "congo", I only find this story:

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i84966 [thespoof.com]

(which is a childish "spoof" about the pilot being in the jacuzzi at the time...)

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didnt the crocodile say (1)

nopainogain (1091795) | more than 3 years ago | (#34011592)

TURN THIS PLANE AROUND? I hear he was also wearing a turban and praying in arabic. The passengers weren't uncomfortable til the crocodile started the arabic praying.

Great! Juan Williams (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34018524)

Now needs to be afraid of Muslims AND Alligators. It's so hard to keep up with all of these things you need to fear.

Re:Great! Juan Williams (1)

Issarlk (1429361) | more than 3 years ago | (#34060782)

How do you know the Alligator wasn't part of Al Quaeda? The US uses trained dolphins to fight terrorism, I don't see why terrorism wouldn't use alligators.

I can't be the only one who wants to know... (2, Insightful)

Evil_Ether (1200695) | more than 3 years ago | (#34044292)

...did the croc make it?

Re:I can't be the only one who wants to know... (1)

6Yankee (597075) | more than 3 years ago | (#34062180)

Way I heard it, it survived the crash... only to be hacked to piece by the locals.

Been There, Done That - Ace Rimmer - What a Guy! (1)

logandr (521767) | more than 3 years ago | (#34101794)

Foxnews was watching Red Dwarf and thought it was real....Ace Rimmer, What a guy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYfnWRp1Q0 [youtube.com]
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