Sunday, February 13, 2011


This one is almost to rediculous to be true, but apparently it really happened. Heres the story,

"A twin-engine plane crashed into a house in the Democratic Republic of Congo a few hundred yards from its destination, killing a British co-pilot and 19 others on board. The sole human survivor told investigators that an escaped crocodile caused the crash after a stampede of passenger running away from it caused the plan to serve shortly before it was due to land.
Crocodile brings down plane
The plane came down during an internal flight from the capital, Kinshasa, to Bandundu regional airport on August 25 but investigators could not find any mechanical problems with the plane. A report by news organisation Jeune Afrique stated: “According to the inquiry report and the testimony of the only survivor, the crash happened because of a panic sparked by the escape of a crocodile hidden in a sports bag. One of the passengers had hidden the animal, which he planned to sell, in a big sports bag, from which the reptile escaped as the plane began its descent into Bandundu. The terrified air hostess hurried towards the cockpit, followed by the passengers. The plane was then sent off-balance ‘despite the desperate efforts of the pilot. The crocodile survived the crash before being cut up with a machete.’
First Officer Chris Wilson, 39, died alongside Belgian pilot Danny Philemotte, 62 who could not regain control of the aircraft after the passengers caused it to swerve, before it crashed into the house which was unoccupied at the time.
Speaking to her local paper in Shurdington, Gloucestershire, Mr Wilson’s mother Jean, 78, paid tribute to her son, saying: “He loved flying and he worked hard to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot. He had three jobs at once just to pay for his training. He absolutely adored flying. I’m very proud of him for working so hard. He loved life and did everything he could to achieve his dream. There have been so many messages from people he has known through the years. We didn’t realise so many people cared for him.”"

What would you have done if you saw a fucking croc on your plane?!