"I guess it was some poor soul who dreamed to look for his freedom," Hearne said. "I'm hoping he wasn't in much pain."
"He took a chance and he lost," said Anthony Coetzee, 43, of South Africa, who was waiting for a flight home yesterday.
I agree w/ Krono that it is sad. However... this deadman could have caused great havoc with his illegal stowaway job. Someone on the ground could have been killed by a falling bodypart. He could have caused damage to a wheel on the plane and caused some serious issues when it was time to land. And what freedom is the above-person referencing? Do they have slavery in South Africa these days? What he did is felony crime. I am not sure of the issues in his life that brought him to stowaway, but none justify a felony act.
And how about South African airport security? Geez... after 9-11 and all. People can stowaway in a plane's wheel well. Good thing he was not a suicide bomber type with major explosives strapped to his body that had a detonator. I doubt that Kennedy Airport and NYC needs more havoc. Or any other city in our country or abroad.