I’ve heard of a few of these and they are not funny at all – though I kind of laughed in shock this morning when the BBC News showed this story when they told of a body being found on an office block roof…
It seems like one foolish stowaway fell onto a business building roof and was slowly discovered by the occupants, while another from the same aircraft was found after landing almost dead by groundstaff at the airport. If the stowaway risk taker does survive, presumably the UK Border Agency will be collecting him from the hospital and putting him on a (free?) flight home…. Unless of course he had a passport and visa and was just doing a radical fare dodge… Maybe they should have an ad. campaign for undercarriage stowaway prevention ‘ it’s not worth it ‘ – with a few pictures of the gruesome landings that follow… Or maybe not!
Here again from CNN are some that seemed to succeed – http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/22/travel/successful-stowaways/index.html
And this teen may have succeeded only by getting some lasting body and brain damage : http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/22/travel/plane-stowaway-security/index.html
On balance saving up for the fair is probably more comfortable. I wouldn’t suggest Googling for pictures on these kinds of story ….