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They Crossed the Atlantic
on Ship's Rudder
Aug 2, 2023 7:27 AM CDT
They Crossed the Atlantic on Ship's Rudder
4 Nigerian men survived 14-day journey to arrive in Brazil, where 2 are now seeking asylum
- Four men spent 14 days clinging to the rudder of a ship as it carried them 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Nigeria to Brazil. The remarkable journey began in late June, with the departure of a Liberian-flagged ship from Lagos. Roman Ebimene Friday, a 35-year-old from Nigeria'...
2K Miles on
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 3, 2022 6:00 AM CST
They Traveled 2K Miles on Ship's Rudder
Three stowaways from Nigeria rescued from tanker in Spain's Canary Islands
- Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has rescued three stowaways found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after the vessel sailed there from Nigeria. The men, found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port, appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia...
Mar 3, 2022 5:37 PM CST
Repeat Stowaway Receives Sentence
Marilyn Hartman gets more than 3 years, but she could be freed anytime
: Frequent stowaway Marilyn Hartman was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Thursday. Hartman pleaded guilty to felony counts of criminal trespass and escape from electronic monitoring in connection with a trespassing incident at Chicago's O'Hare Airport in 2019, the
reports. A Cook County...
Stowaway Found on Plane May
Have Been in Air for 11 Hours
Jan 24, 2022 7:31 AM CST
Stowaway Found on Plane May Have Been in Air for 11 Hours
Man discovered in Amsterdam survived flight that originated in South Africa
- A cargo flight that originated in South Africa had a surprise waiting on board when it finally landed in Amsterdam: a guy hidden in the plane's wheel section, still alive after what may have been 11 hours in the air, per ABC News . "The man was found alive...
Stowaway Endures Over 2-Hour
Flight Inside Plane Landing Gear
Nov 28, 2021 7:00 AM CST
Stowaway Endures Over 2-Hour Flight Inside Plane Landing Gear
Temperatures likely hovered below zero
- Federal authorities have taken into custody a 26-year-old man who apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment of an American Airlines fight that arrived at Miami International Airport from Guatemala on Saturday morning, per the AP. The man was in the wheel well area when the flight arrived...
A Man Fell From a Plane,
and a 'Befuddling' Case Began
Apr 17, 2021 8:01 AM CDT
A Man Fell From a Plane, and a 'Befuddling' Case Began
Inside the effort to determine the identity of a stowaway from Kenya
- It's a "suicidally dangerous thing to do": cramming your body into the wheel well of a passenger plane. In a lengthy piece for the
, Sirin Kale makes clear that his statement is not hyperbole. Citing FAA data, of the 128 people known to have tried to stowaway...
In Australia, Weird Case
of a Cargo Ship Stowaway
Jun 24, 2020 10:20 AM CDT
In Australia, Weird Case of a Cargo Ship Stowaway
31-year-old allegedly planned to flee Australia
- It was
a great plan. Officials say a man who's the subject of an Australian sexual assault case hatched a plan to stow away on a ship that was bound for Malaysia—and he reportedly managed to successfully conceal himself for two days. CNN reports that on Saturday...
Tragedy Unfolds in
Jan 8, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Tragedy Unfolds in Plane's Undercarriage
Child stowaway found dead in Paris
- Air France says "the lifeless body of a stowaway," believed to be a child, was discovered in the landing gear of a plane that arrived in Paris from the Ivory Coast early Wednesday. The body—said to be that of a boy of African origin around the age...
Serial Stowaway Stopped
at O'Hare Checkpoint
Oct 13, 2019 11:19 AM CDT
Serial Stowaway Stopped at O'Hare Checkpoint
Marilyn Hartman faces felony trespassing charge
- A 67-year-old woman who regularly has tried to sneak onto airline flights is due in court Sunday after being arrested at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody Friday night when trying to rearrange TSA lane dividers so she could sneak by a second checkpoint, officials...
They Heard a 'Dog'
in the Plane's Belly.
Then a Voice
Asked for Water
Aug 17, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
They Heard a 'Dog' in the Plane's Belly. Then a Voice Asked for Water
Officials bust alleged stowaway in Miami on Swift Air flight from Havana
- It sounded like a dog in the cargo hold of the Swift Air plane from Havana that had just landed in Miami early Friday. Then: "I'm not a dog." The voice from the belly of the private charter plane, officials say, was that of a Cuban stowaway,...
Apparent Stowaway Falls
From Airliner Over London
Jul 1, 2019 3:47 PM CDT
Apparent Stowaway Falls From Airliner Over London
Body lands in south London garden
- A man believed to have stowed away on a Kenya Airways flight fell from the landing gear to a London garden Sunday, police say, per the BBC . After his body was found, a bag, water, and food were found in the landing gear compartment of the plane when it landed...
These 5 Furry Stowaways
Just Took a 400-Mile Trip
May 18, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
These 5 Furry Stowaways Just Took a 400-Mile Trip
Meet Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer, and Piper.
- Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes. The San Diego Humane Society says the kittens somehow wound up inside a 60-foot steel column that was trucked from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego, per the AP...
'Serial Stowaway' Arrested
Again 3 Days After Release
Jan 29, 2018 5:33 AM CST
'Serial Stowaway' Arrested Again 3 Days After Release
Marilyn Hartman was found at O'Hare yet again
- After she was arrested yet again earlier this month in Chicago for boarding a plane without a ticket, "serial stowaway" Marilyn Hartman was ordered by a Cook County judge to wear an ankle monitor. But because the 66-year-old's home is in a different county, another judge rescinded the...
Notorious Stowaway Strikes
Yet Again, TSA Says
Jan 21, 2018 3:10 PM CST
Notorious Stowaway Strikes Yet Again, TSA Says
Marilyn Jean Hartman has become known as the 'Serial Stowaway'
- A woman who's become known as the "Serial Stowaway" thanks to her repeated attempts to sneak onto commercial flights has been arrested once again. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 66, was detained last week after officials tell the
she made it past TSA at O'Hare and spent...
Girl, 7, Slips Through
Airport Security and Onto Plane
Nov 1, 2017 3:04 PM CDT
Girl, 7, Slips Through Airport Security and Onto Plane
A crew member spotted her and alerted police
- A runaway 7-year-old girl slipped through security checks at Geneva's airport and onto a plane without a ticket before being spotted by a crew member and handed over to police, officials said Wednesday. Acknowledging an "eminently regrettable" incident that could have turned out worse, Geneva airport spokesman Bernard...
Serial Stowaway Strikes Again
Feb 18, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Serial Stowaway Strikes Again
Marilyn Hartman racks up another arrest
- A woman with a history of sneaking aboard airplanes has been arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports. Bond was set Thursday at $150,000 for 64-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Police say she was arrested Wednesday at an airport bus shuttle center. She's due in...
Stowaway Plunges Out
of Plane Over London
Jun 19, 2015 8:19 AM CDT
Stowaway Plunges Out of Plane Over London
2nd stowaway survives on 6K-mile journey from South Africa
- Two stowaways clung to a British Airways passenger jet on its 6,000-mile journey from South Africa to London, but police say only one survived the trip, NBC News reports. The plane was 11 hours into its flight and preparing to land at Heathrow Airport yesterday when one of the...
Racks Up 2 More Arrests
May 6, 2015 2:02 PM CDT
'Serial Stowaway' Racks Up 2 More Arrests
This time, Marilyn Hartman was busted in Chicago
- No amount of arrests will deter Marilyn Hartman from trying to sneak onto airplanes, apparently. The so-called " serial stowaway " was arrested twice more recently for loitering in terminal areas at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports, the AP reports. She was allegedly in a restricted area near...
Feb 10, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Serial Plane-Hopper Strikes Again
Feds are yet again trying to figure out how Marilyn Hartman pulled it off
- The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., and is scheduled to appear in court there today. Police say the 63-year-old Hartman told...
Plane Hopper Sprung From Jail, Arrested Again
Aug 27, 2014 3:39 PM CDT
Plane Hopper Sprung From Jail, Arrested Again
Marilyn Hartman caught loitering at Phoenix Sky Harbor
- Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman was arrested and sentenced to jail after hitching a ride—sans ticket—on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles, then violating her probation by showing up at LAX after she'd been banned. But that didn't last long: Because of overcrowding, the 62-year-old...
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