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Croc on a plane leads to crash

A crocodile escaped from a suitcase on board a passenger flight over the Democratic Republic of Congo, leading to a stampede that caused the plane to topple and crash into a house, according to an Australian news source.

Nineteen people were killed, and one survived, after the shifting weight of the passengers caused the plane to lose balance. The crocodile survived the crash, only to be killed with a machete by rescuers. A passenger had planned to sell the crocodile, and had hidden it in a sports bag.

By Luke Rosiak  | October 24, 2010; 4:25 PM ET
Categories:  Aviation  
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this might be the most ridiculous thing i have ever read

Posted by: goose33 | October 24, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

How big was it for everyone to run away from it. No way it could harm everyone if people could have stayed calm! What a terrible way to die!

Posted by: Ross65 | October 24, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Moral of this story: don't bring animals in your suitcase on a plane to sell later! Poor crocodile probably just wanted to live in peace with his crocodile friends in his crocodile habitat. And yes, what a terrible way for all those people to die. :(

Posted by: DOEJN | October 24, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I was planning to bring a pair of wolverines in my suitcase next Thursday. Should I rethink my plans? Maybe I should get a hard-sided suitcase instead of the plastic bag I planned to use.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | October 25, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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