Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Guzman Stat of the Day

Cristian Guzman is more likely to survive as a stowaway in the wheel well of a jet airliner than he is to get a hit.
Few hopeful refugees attempt wheel-well arrivals every year. In 2000, for example, the FAA counted 13 such stowaways, three of whom survived. In 2001, six tried to enter the United States in such a fashion, with no survivors. In 2002, five perished and one survived. (The wheel-well survival rate since 1947 is 20.3 percent.) The death estimates may be low, as some bodies may have tumbled out into water or remote areas, never to be recovered.


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