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Muntu Pilut
April 21, 2014, 18:44 by Muntu Pilut
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Raffles
April 21, 2014, 17:26 by Raffles
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This is a bit hard to believe but I know that there has been a recorded case or cases of a person surviving drowning due to very cold water.

A 16-year-old stowaway has miraculously survived flying halfway across the Pacific in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii - despite temperatures of -81F (-62C) at 38,000 feet.

The teen was discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport on Sunday carrying no ID or belongings - apart from a comb - and told the FBI he had run away from home after an argument with his parents.

'Kid's lucky to be alive,' FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said on Sunday night.

Among those skeptical about his journey, medical experts said his body would have had to fall into a hibernation-like state - with his heart beating only a couple of times a minute - for him to survive.

Read more / Daily Mail
Richard Cranium
April 21, 2014, 16:35 by Richard Cranium
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BELL HELICOPTER OFFERS NEW BELL 407 POLYCARBONATE WINDSHIELD

FORT WORTH, TX(April 21, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its new Bell 407 polycarbonate windshield, which will be distributed exclusively through its Aeronautical Accessories brand.

Developed at the customers’ request, the windshield is impact resistant, offering superior impact performance compared to acrylic windshields. The patent-pending windshield deflects objects away from the cockpit and significantly decreases the likelihood of objects breaching the windshield upon impact.

“The polycarbonate windshield is a great example of the collaboration that exists between Bell Helicopter and our customers,” said Gabriel Massey, chief engineer, Bell Helicopter’s Customers Support and Services organization. “Our customers requested this design to help their pilots maneuver during a bird strike or other events, and the Bell Helicopter Engineering team delivered an outstanding product to help keep our customers safely flying.”

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