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Weird sh*t for the day: body parts fall off plane


The South African Airways flight had originated in Johannesburg, but made one stop in Dakar, Senegal. (WNBC)

This morbid stuff boggles the mind. Wouldn’t you like to be the worker that finds this mess? Bleh. It’s assumed that someone was stowing away in this plane. Otherwise, it’s really a bad place to store a dead body for transport or for hiding.

A body part apparently fell from the wheel well of a plane coming in for a landing on Tuesday at John F. Kennedy Airport and landed in a suburban backyard, authorities said.

More remains were found on a South African Airways flight after it landed at Kennedy, said Tony Ciavolella, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said a Customs agent meeting the plane, Flight 203, after its landing at Kennedy’s terminal three discovered a leg hanging from the left wheel well section.

…Police in Nassau County received a call at 10:51 a.m. about a body part found in the backyard of a house in Floral Park. It apparently had hit the roof of a garage and bounced to the ground, said Officer Thomas Blanchard.

Oh, and I found a bonus gross-out story for you. Suspect in killing entered United States with bloody chainsaw.

On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood. U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres.

Then they let him into the United States.

The following day, a gruesome scene was discovered in Despres’ hometown of Minto, New Brunswick: The decapitated body of a 74-year-old country musician named Frederick Fulton was found on his kitchen floor. The man’s head was in a pillow case under a kitchen table. His common-law wife was discovered stabbed to death in a bedroom.

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Pam Spaulding

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