Can You Survive in a Plane's Wheel Well?

Go inside the dangerous compartment where a plane's wheels are stored during flight.
1:33 | 04/21/14

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And everyone is wondering what could it be like to hide inside the wheel well of a jumbo jet. ABC showed us today. Reporter: In the middle of California's majoave desert sits an airplane graveyard, one of these old jets identical to the one that teen says he took his harrowing ride. Walking under this 767, you realize first how massive this is and how difficult this would be to pull off. Take a look at the tires. The mechanics here tell us each weighs several hundred thousand pounds. All of this together, at some point this is going to swing up into the belly and how you survive that, that's a tough one. Well, it's certainly possible for a person to climb these gears, there's no place for the person to go, even a small teen-age boy. Let me explain why. You see this massive door here? After takeoff it swings open to make room for huge tires and inside there's no room for anything else but those awfully big tires. Still stow aways have managed to survive. Though some endured frostbite like this young man who flew in a dc 8. More than 4,500 files. And this man, tonight perhaps, we can add another name to the list. Ryan Owens, ABC news. Now news of an all out air

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