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Old 27 February 2018, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by BoKu View Post
Given the stated facts, my assumption would be that the stowaways climbed into the landing gear well and were resting on top of the normally-closed inboard door, unaware that what they were sitting on was in fact a door. When the pilot initiated gear retraction, the inboard door opened to admit the landing gear, spilling the stowaways out of the gear well in the process.

--Bob K.
I wonder what measures planes typically have in place to prevent this kind of entry? Given the severity is likely death, I'd probably recommend a sensor (like a motion sensor or something) in order to alert the pilot. Though I suppose it may be very low frequency, assume such events are usually widely reported.
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