Monday, March 7, 2011

Passenger crawls into airliner’s cargo hold

 A airplane passenger stole $238,000 during a flight in the Caribbean by sneaking into the cargo hold that was loaded with cash through the bathroom. The unnamed man complained of feeling unwell at the start of the flight and spent most of it in the bathroom. He was, in fact, removing panels separating the toilet and the cargo hold. A Brink’s security employee had placed three sacks of cash containing a total $1.6million in the hold of the Air Antilles plane before it took off from the French island of Guadeloupe. The security guard took his seat on the ATR-42 turboprop plane to enjoy the flight. But when the flight landed on the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin 40 minutes later it was discovered that $238,000 was missing.  More…

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