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Crocodile Tears

The lone survivor of a crash of a Let L-410 Turbolet airliner in the Democratic Republic of Congo says the accident was caused by the passengers. A man had a crocodile hidden in his luggage, and the reptile escaped just as the plane was descending to land in Bandundu. “The terrified air hostess hurried towards the cockpit,” an investigative report reports, “followed by the passengers.” That put the aircraft off balance. The plane crashed, killing 20 passengers and crew. The only survivor besides the one passenger was the crocodile, but locals responding to the crash killed it. (RC/London Telegraph) ...So the passengers and crew all died for nothing.
Original Publication Date: 31 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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