Monday, October 08, 2007


Holy crap! Check this out:

15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday.

After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukova Airport, the boy, named Andrei, collapsed onto the tarmac. His arms and legs were so severely frozen that rescuers were at first unable to remove his coat and shoes, the radio station said.

A department spokesman said the incident occurred on Friday, and that the boy’s parents were immediately informed, and flew to the capital the same day.

Doctors said it was nothing short of a miracle that Andrei survived the flight, with temperatures hitting minus 50 degrees Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit), the radio station said. The Boeing-737 has a cruising speed of 900 kmh (560 mph).

*thanks, Bry!

*anyone remember that movie, "The Boy Who Could Fly"?


Andrew Glazebrook said...

I bet it's painful suffering from acute frostbite to your Urals, I bet his Chernobyl fall off !!

Anonymous said...

"There's............ SOMETHING-on-the-wing!